Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Brush Creek Campground

Marker ID: THC 1A 89
Location: 304 West Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 19.098    W 082° 21.567
  36.3183    -82.35945
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4W02


On September 2, 1811, James Nelson deeded to trustees William Nelson, William Duzan, James King, Jacob Hoss and John R. Boring, 4 acres and 8 poles to be used by the Methodist Episcopal Church for a house of worship. For many years a campground for religious meetings was maintained here with a central permanent tent and many family tents. During the Civil War Col. Robert Love’s 62nd N.C. Regiment, CSA used the ground as a camp.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.