Eaton's Fort (Station)
Eaton's Fort (Station) Militia assembled for Island Flats. 1776 Carter Val men retreated here. (CPI)
Where: 36.56481,-82.44724 Eaton's Fort (Station)
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Cherokee Prayer Initiative:
Cherokee Prayer Site Guide. Also found here. See site #533.
533. Eaton's Fort (Station)
Holston River, east of Patrick Henry– 5 miles east of Kingsport
Built by Amos Eaton near Reedy Creek
Militia assembled here for Battle of Island Flats (OM)
1776– Carter Valley men retreated here, warned by Nancy Ward (GW)
Historical Notes on the Cherokee People, Linda Fulmer. Also see here.
[TH] Tennessee Historical Commission Publications, posters, various copyright dates.
[TM] Thomas Mails, Cherokee People, 1992
[OM] Alderman, The Overmountain Men, 1970.
[GW] Grace Steele Woodward, The Cherokees, 1963.
- Jul 1776 listing
7/20/1776 (Long) Island Flats (Eaton's Station) . American victory.
Confidence level:: 3