Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area - Facilities - Fort Watauga

Fort Watauga

A reconstruction of the 18th-century Fort Watauga is located behind the visitors center. The fort, originally called Fort Caswell, was originally built in the mid-1770s. The reconstructed fort's design is based on archaeological finds, scant historic descriptions of the fort, and the typical design of forts on the Appalachian frontier.

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Historical Significance of The Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area - American Revolution
... See also Transylvania (colony), Fort Watauga, and Overmountain Men In March 1775, the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals, sometimes called the Transylvania Purchase, was signed by Richard Henderson and Cherokee leaders ... The Watauga and Nolichucky settlers organized themselves into the Washington District and formed a Committee of Safety, which acquired arms and built forts, including Fort Watauga ... On July 21, 1776, a Cherokee invasion force attacked Fort Watauga, but was thwarted by the fort's garrison, which was led by John Carter, James Robertson, and John Sevier ...
Fort Watauga - Location and Design
... Ramsey provided the most often-cited description of Fort Watauga's location in his Annals of Tennessee, published in 1852 ... Ramsey, who visited Elizabethton and observed what he believed were the fort's remains, placed the fort's location at approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) northeast of the mouth of Gap Creek, along what is now ... A contemporary of Ramsey, Lyman Draper, placed the fort's location at roughly 1 mile (1.6 km) downstream from the mouth of the Doe River (about 2 miles northeast of Ramsey's location) ...
Elizabethton, Tennessee - History - American Revolution
... Elizabethton (at Sycamore Shoals) was also the Fort Watauga site of the Transylvania Purchase ... Shoals (also known as the Treaty of Watauga), Henderson purchased all the land lying between the Cumberland River, the Cumberland Mountains, and the Kentucky River, and situated south of the Ohio ... Early during the American Revolutionary War, Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals was the attacked in 1776 by Dragging Canoe and his warring faction of Cherokees opposed to the Transylvania Purchase ...

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