Historic Markers Across Tennessee

State Flag

Marker ID: THC 1A 86
Location: 205 Whitney Street, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.884    W 082° 21.36
  36.31473333    -82.356
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4VZ7


In 1905 the Legislature adopted as the state flag one which was designed by Colonel Le Roy Reeves, a native and resident of Johnson City. The three stars represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee. The flag was first raised by Company F of the National Guard on October 10, 1911 during the dedication ceremonies of East Tennessee State Normal School.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.