Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Capitol for a Day

Marker ID: THC 1F 25
Location: on N. Kentucky Street (Tennessee Route 58) 0.1 miles from TN 58 and US 70, Kingston, TN
County: Roane
Coordinates: N 35° 52.335    W 084° 30.959
  35.87225    -84.51598333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM28Z3


On Sept 21 1807, the State Legislature met on this site, and immediately resolved to "adjourn forthwith from Kingston," to meet in Knoxville on the 23rd. This brief meeting was in technical fulfillment of terms in a treaty with the Cherokees by which the Indians relinquished the site of Southwest Point, ostensibly for locating the capital at Kingston.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.