Historic Markers Across Tennessee

North Carolina - Tennessee, Unicoi County Line

Marker ID: THC 1A 12
County: Unicoi
Waymark: None


Unicoi County

Established 1875;

the name is a corruption of the Indian tribal name, Unaka, which also means "white," the name given to the mountain range in the county.

North Carolina

One of the original 13 colonies, named reportedly for England's Charles II. Virginia Dare, first white child born in English colonies in North America, was born in the "lost colony" August 18, 1587. The first permanent settlement was made at mouth of Cape Fear River in 1660.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission