Kingsport: “Just keep pinning. Just keep pinning.”

I’ve expanded the Archives of the City of Kingsport’s HistoryPin channel to 41 pins! Hopefully, we have the town’s history and geography somewhat covered, now. Of course, we are always open to suggestions. And, one thing this project has made us aware of are the topics and locations for which we lack photos (Fort Henry Dam and Holston Ordinance Works, for example), so we are always looking for donations of great, historic photographs.

Here is a sample of two of the most recent pins.

The Jacob and Mary Will double log and stone "keep" house is located along the North Fork Holston in Carter's Valley at Cloud's Ford. Built circa 1790. (Calhoun Collection KCMC 186)

The Jacob and Mary Wills double log and stone “keep” house is located along the North Fork Holston in Carter’s Valley at Cloud’s Ford. Built circa 1790. (Calhoun Collection KCMC 186)

 

We have such great images of the Tri-City airport that it was difficult to pick just a few. Here is a Southeastern airplane and hangar, 1961. (Peirce Collection KCMC 258)

We have such great images of the Tri-cities airport that it was difficult to pick just a few. Here is a Southeastern airplane and hangar, 1961. (Peirce Collection KCMC 258)


I hope you’ll enjoy visiting our channel on HistoryPin. We plan on pinning an event Tour, soon. Until then, when people around the world use History Pin to learn about East Tennessee’s history, now, then can “just keep clicking!”

Feature image above: Clinchfield Railroad Station, ca. 1926, (Photographic Compilation Collection KCMC 249)

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5 Responses to Kingsport: “Just keep pinning. Just keep pinning.”

  1. John Scott says:

    This Sat.@ 1 pm at Neth.Inn, James Caldwell from middle TN will present slides he took during the 1976 re-enactment of the 1779 Donelson Flotilla. 3 flatboats in 1976 spent 9 weeks traveling 1006 miles from Neth.Innn to Nashville. One historic fact is that Donelson’s daughter, Rachel, married Andrew Jackson. This might be a good topic for a future archiventure. Free and open to the public. John

  2. Joanie Hrivnak says:

    The photo above of the Wills House is incorrectly noted as being a double log home. It is a “…two-story cut stone dwelling…” as quoted in the book entitled Historic Sites of Sullivan County, by The Sullivan County Historical Commission and Associates, compiled by Mrs. Muriel Spoden, 1976, page 23. There are no log walls. I especially know this to be fact, as my husband and I tried to buy the house twice in the 1980s. The walls are approximately 18″ thick of cut and stacked limestone. It is a rare treasure in our community.

    • Kari says:

      What a shame that you couldn’t get the home. The description of the construction was taken from the back of the photograph. This may have been what was on the property when the deed was first granted.

  3. +Charlotte Dison says:

    I am delighted to receive this information. The last two years I was researching the history of Pendleton Place, a Williamsburg themed development, located off Orebank, next to Exchange Place. Five of us collaborated on compiling the history of this themed development.
    Charlotte Dison

    • Kari says:

      Charlotte, The Exchange Place has been pinned on our HistoryPin channel. That’s the nearest location to your neighborhood, likely. I have also blogged about Beechcliff Estates, which is just down the road a bit. Thanks for reading. http://archives.roueche.org/?p=1223

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