Great Stage Road - Blountville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.961 W 082° 19.633
17S E 381187 N 4043852
Quick Description: The "Great Stage Road" ran between Washington, DC and what is now Nashville, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2009 5:33:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM60KN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cosninocanines
Views: 6

Long Description:
Blountville was a favorite overnight stop along the Great Stage Road. Coming from Abingdon, VA, horses were changed at King's Meadows (now known as Bristol), then the coach would overnight in Blountville. Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and James K. Polk stayed in the local Deery Inn (Waymark WM5Q9A).
Road of Trail Name: Great Stage Road

State: Tennessee

County: Sullivan

Historical Significance:
Great Stage Road was a major artery from cities in the East to the South and Southwest.


Years in use: Over half century ending around 1857 with the arrival the railroad

How you discovered it:
Very familiar with the history of this stagecoach trail. Finally found a marker in the area.


Book on Wagon Road or Trial:
Touring the East Tennesse Backroads By Carolyn Sakowski, Page 76


Why?:
Travel from Washington, DC to the South including what is now Nashville, TN


Directions:
From I-81 Exit 69, head southeast


Website Explination: Not listed

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