Yancey's Tavern - 1A 136 - Kingsport
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 32.914 W 082° 27.497
17S E 369480 N 4045784
Quick Description: Building has been used as a home, Sullivan County courthouse, tavern, and post office.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 3:00:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM56TQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 9

Long Description:
Sign text: In 1779, James Hollis Sr. erected this house on Island Road, Tennessee's first wagon road, built in 1761. The Sullivan County Court met here from 1780 to 1792. John Yancey purchased the home in 1782, using it for Yancey's Tavern. By the 1840s, it was known as Shaver's Inn, a stage stop halfway between Deery Inn and Netherland Inn. From 1842 to 1866, John Shaver maintained Eden's Ridge Post Office here. In 1889, John Saphr purchased the house with 230 acres, and it became the residence for his farm.

House and barn are still standing, and is a private residence. The farm is now mostly a cemetery.
Marker Name: Yancey's Tavern

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 1A 136

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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