Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Watauga Purchase

Marker ID: THC 1A 53
Location: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 20.613    W 082° 15.03
  36.34355    -82.2505
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A8T


Here, March 19, 1775, at the Sycamore Shoals, the Watauga Association, Charles Robertson, Trustee, bought from the Cherokee, with Oconostota as chief, lands along the Watauga, Holston and Great Canaway (now New) Rivers. The consideration for the purchase was 2000 Pounds Sterling.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.