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Johnson City, Tennessee: Grave of First Dead White Man in Tennessee

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Address:
Duncan's Retreat Drive, Johnson City, TN
Directions:
North of town. From TN-36/N. Roan St. turn east at the stoplight onto Carroll Creek Rd. Drive two miles. Turn right at the stone entry walls onto Duncan's Retreat Drive. Drive a half-mile to the end of the road. You'll see the monument straight ahead.
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Grave of First Dead White Man in Tennessee

Unlucky Jesse Duncan gained his fame in 1765, when he was scalped by Indians. Now his formerly remote tombstone is in a subdivision traffic circle.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/07/2012]

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Grave of First Dead White Man in Tennessee.

Grave of First Dead White Man in Tennessee

It's been restored to look nicer. It's in the middle of fancy houses now.

[Amy, 11/08/2023]

Nothing seems too fancy when it comes to memorializing Tennessee's first dead white man.

Grave.

Grave of First Dead White Man in Tennessee

A housing development is being built near the marker. The marker now sits in the middle of a traffic circle.

The gate to the old road is gone. After parking. put Carrol Creek Rd to your back and walk forward until you hit a paved road. Turn left.

[David, 08/08/2018]

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