Fort Patrick Henry - 1A 41 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 30.865 W 082° 31.985
17S E 362725 N 4042100
Near here was the early settler fort which gave name to the lake/dam and highway in the region.
Waymark Code: WMM55R
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 07/23/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 10

Marker text: Erected near here by Lt. Col. Wm. Russell in Sept. 1776, under orders of Col. William Christian, to serve the forces then successfully campaigning against the hostile Cherokee who had become allies of the British. Capt. Wm. Witcher's Company garrisoned the fort while other troops operated in the lower Indian country.

The fort was reported located to the southwest near the river; on land now part of the Eastman Chemical manufacturing site.

After missing for at least 25 years, the marker was replaced in 2014 along TN93 (John B. Dennis Highway). Parking is available on the shoulder; however, this roadway is very busy - especially during end of work days. The marker was put back in place a second time after being knocked off by state highway mowing crew.

Marker Name: Fort Patrick Henry

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker Number: 1A 41

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

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