Long Island On The Holston

A National Landmark, Long Island was sacred ground of the Cherokee Nation. It can be reached by the suspension bridge across the Holston River.

The four mile long island lay astride the Great Indian Warrior Path from Alabamato Pennsylvania.

The island was treaty ground, “the rendezvous place” for settlers, and muster grounds for colonial militias.

By 1808, Richard Netherland’s plantation occupied the entire island.