Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Jonesboro Turnpike



Marker ID: THC 1A 69
Location: On Carl Moore Pkw. (TN 30_ at Old Jonesboro Rd., Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 33.139    W 082° 09.526
  36.55231666    -82.15876666
Waymark: WM75V8
 



Text:

It crosses the highway here. Originally a branch of the Great War and Trading Path, it was later an important route from Virginia to the west. The first mail route between Richmond and Washington ran over it. Many notables used it, including Andrew Jackson, enroute to his first inauguration.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.