Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 - Kingsport TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 36° 33.033 W 082° 35.650
17S E 357321 N 4046197
Quick Description: Colonel John Donelson in his flatboat “Adventure,” leading a flotilla of about 300 people in flatboats and canoes, departed from Fort Patrick Henry on that epic voyage to the Big Salt Lick on the Cumberland River (now Nashville).
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2020 12:15:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM13A23
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779-Colonel John Donelson in his flatboat “Adventure,” leading a flotilla of about 300 people in flatboats and canoes, departed from Fort Patrick Henry on that epic voyage to the Big Salt Lick on the Cumberland River (now Nashville). The voyagers were stopped by the fall of water on the shoals at the mouth of Reedy Creek, 600 yards upstream from here. They remained here for almost 2 months, repairing their boats and waiting for the water to rise. They arrived at their destination on April 24, 1780.
Group that erected the marker: Boy Scout Troop 220 Great Smoky Mtn. Council.

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Netherland Inn Road
on the grounds of the Centennial Boat Yard Park.
Kingsport, TN USA
37660


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