Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Church Circle

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Location: 497 Broad St., Kingsport, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 32.953    W 082° 33.488
  36.54921666    -82.55813333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This Kingsport landmark was designed by railroad engineer William Dunlap and refined by city planner John Nolen as an original part of the 1919 City Plan, Church Circle is one of the cornerstones of planned urban design with its "spoke and wheel" street pattern. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bank Building on Church Circle was the site of the Kingsport Inn, a hotel and social meeting place before it closed in 1960.

Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.