Upping Stone - Alfred Moore Carter House - Elizabethton, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 20.937 W 082° 12.564
17S E 391479 N 4023332
Quick Description: In front of Alfred Moore Carter House are a set of upping stones, which were used by visitors through the Civil War times.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 4:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM9VYG
The Alfred Moore Carter House was built in 1819, east of Elizabethton downtown. Horse transportation was used through the rugged hills of East Tennessee to reach Virginia and towards Washington, DC.
Samuel P. Carter, who was born in this house, was a Major General in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He lead a calvary raid of Unionists out of Kentucky to disrupt the vital East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, thus became known as a "bridge burner".
The stones have remained in place in front of the house along East Elk Avenue.
Photographs and comments of your visit are welcome.