The Long Island of the Holston

The Long Island of the Holston (HM21L9)

Location: Kingsport, TN 37660 Sullivan County
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N 36° 33.073', W 82° 35.04'

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Its west end seen here in the river, the Long Island of the Holston is four miles long. Tennessee's first National Historic Landmark, it was the site of numerous Revolutionary War events. It served as a sacred Cherokee Indian island until ceded to Whites in 1806, long after ceding all land around it. The end of the first wagon road to the Southwest, it was the point of origin for the state's earliest western expansion and the starting point for Boone's Wilderness Road into Kentucky. In 1777, the first July 4 celebration west of the mountains was held on this island near the trading post home of Col. Joseph Martin.
HM NumberHM21L9
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 358232 N 4046256
Decimal Degrees36.55121667, -82.58400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.073', W 82° 35.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 4.38" N, 82° 35' 2.3999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)423, 615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1758 Netherland Inn Rd, Kingsport TN 37660, US
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