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Long Meadow - Surgoinsville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 30.100 W 082° 51.350
17S E 333795 N 4041194
Quick Description: One of the oldest houses in Hawkins County.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2009 4:01:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM7MHX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Per "Touring the East Tennesse Backroads" by Carolyn Sakowski,
In 1762, William Young staked a claim to a large tract of land in what is now Carter's Valley. He then traveled to Virginia to bring back his wife, Caroline. When he returned to Carter's Valley, he discovered that another man had claimed his land. Tradition says a fistfight left William Young the owner of the tract.
In 1763, the couple's son John was born. He was the first white child born in Hawkins County.
William subsequently built a huge log room that still serves as the nucleus of the present home, known as Long Meadow."
Street address:
N of Surgoinsville off U.S. 11W
Surgoinsville , TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Hawkins County

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic

Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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