Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Settlers

Marker ID: THC 1B 15
Location: U. S. 11 W, Hawkins County, 3 miles west of Sullivan County line
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 32.377    W 082° 39.932
  36.53961666    -82.66553333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About 1 1/2 miles west and north of here, in Carter's Valley, Joseph Kinkead and John Long, first known pioneers to what later became Hawkins County, settled in 1769-70. The valley is named for Col. John Carter, who first settled here and later became a prominent member of the Watauga Settlement.