Battle of Island Flats - 1A 3 - Kingsport, TN
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N 36° 31.872 W 082° 31.108
17S E 364063 N 4043941
First battle of the Revolutionary War in the west
Waymark Code: WM54ED
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/09/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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Sign text: In the area to the S.W. was fought this first battle of the Revolution in the West, July 20, 1776. Colonial Militia, under Capt. James Thompson, defeated a force of Cherokee under Dragging Canoe, in a short bloody struggle. It was also the turning point in the settlers' warfare with the Cherokee, who were British allies.

Marker is located on Memorial Blvd at Jessee St which heads to Ross Robinson Elem. This is also near an entrance to Fort Henry Mall.
Marker Name: Battle of Island Flats

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker Number: 1A 3

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

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