Historic Markers Across Tennessee



First Court of Washington County



Marker ID: THC 1A 50
Location: TN 67, Carter County, between Johnson City and Milligan College
County: Carter
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

On Feb. 23, 1778, 0.6 mile NE at the house of Col. Charles Robertson, Trustee, on the "east (Catbird) Branch of Sinking Creek" was held the First Court of the newly formed County of Washington, North Carolina, with John Carter, Chairman; John Sevier, Clerk; John McMahon, Register; Valentine Sevier, Sheriff; and James Stuart, Surveyor.