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Long Island of the Holston

Kingsport, Tennessee
County of Sullivan.
National Register Number: 66000733
Resource type: District.
Property type: Landscape - unoccupied land. The threat level was Dedesignation in
Congressional District: TN-1 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Located just east of the junction of the North and South Forks of the Holston River, Long Island was a sacred council and treaty ground surrounded by the vast hunting territory of the Cherokee Nation. Starting at Long Island in March 1775, Daniel Boone (1734-1820) led a team of 30 axmen to open the trail through Cumberland Gap that was to gain fame as the Wilderness Road. Between 1775 and 1795, this trail was used by more than 200,000 emigrants.

The island has been covered with chemical factories and lost its integrity.

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