Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Court of Washington County

Marker ID: THC 1A 50
Location: at the intersection of Milligan Highway and Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.382    W 082° 19.375
  36.30636666    -82.32291666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A5N


On Feb. 23, 1778, 0.6 mile NE at the house of Col. Charles Robertson, Trustee, on the east “east (Catbird) branch of Sinking Creek” was held the First Court of the newly formed County of Washington, North Carolina, with John Carter, Chairman; John Sevier, Clerk; John McMahon, Register; Valentine Sevier, Sheriff; and James Stuart, Surveyor.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.