Historical Sketches of the Holston Valleys, Tennessee


The Holston River valleys, also known as the Kingsport Territory, lie mainly in northeastern Tennessee, and this book traces their history from the time when they were inhabited by the aboriginal predecessors of the Cherokee Indians. This book contains chapters on the Cherokees, the Scotch-Irish of the Holston Valleys, the Trans-Alleghany Country, the beginning of Kingsport, Christian's campaign into the Cherokee Country, Dunmore's War, the Cherokees on the warpath, the State of Franklin, the first Declaration of Independence, laws framed by our Forefathers, three decisive battles, geology of the Kingsport District, the Unaka National Forest, the Camp Meeting, the Jacksons in Sullivan County, and Frontier roads. A number of elegant maps and photographic illustrations are included. An every name index adds to the usefulness of this work.

Thomas W. Preston

(1926, 1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp.

ISBN: 9780788407215