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
Waymark: None


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.