Limestone, Tennessee

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Limestone is an unincorporated community on the western border of Washington County and the eastern border of Greene County in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its zip code is 37681. Limestone is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–KingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Washington College Academy was founded in Limestone in 1780 by Rev. Samuel Doak, and was the first institution to bear the name of the first American president.[1] Limestone was the birthplace of David Crockett (1786) to John and Rebecca Crockett, and is the location of the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.[2] The Gillespie House, built in 1792 by pioneer settler George Gillespie, still stands in Limestone.[3][4] One of the locations used in the TV movie Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988) was the Old Stone House in Limestone.[5]

References

  1. ^ Washington College Academy – History. Retrieved: 19 June 2009.
  2. ^ Davy Crockett, James Shackford, et al. (ed.), A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1973), 15-17.
  3. ^ Tennessee Historical Commission marker 1A 74 in Limestone, Tennessee. Page retrieved: 19 June 2009.
  4. ^ Old Stone House, Limestone, Washington County, TN from Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey.
  5. ^ James Brooks, Images of America: Limestone, Arcadia Publishing, 2006.

Coordinates: 36°13′41″N 82°37′50″W / 36.22806°N 82.63056°W / 36.22806; -82.63056