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Sycamore Shoals, at the convergence of the Doe and Watauga Rivers, was also the site of the largest private land deal in American history.
Resulting in the purchase of 20 million acres of land, the Transylvania Purchase marked the beginning of the westward expansion and gave “all the lands of the Cumberland Watershed and extending to the Kentucky River” to the settlers.
Among these early settlers was William Bean, who owned a farm approximately eight miles west of what is now Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga River, James Robertson, and Valentine Sevier Sr., the father of John Sevier.
In the early 1770s, John Carter, a notable Revolutionary War patriot and father of Landon Carter, established a plantation just north of present-day Elizabethton.
The Overmountain Men mustered here in September 1780 before their march to fight the battle of King’s Mountain.Atop majestic Roan Mountain grow the largest natural display of Catawba rhododendron in the world.Beautiful any season of the year, the gardens come into full bloom in mid-June.There are 13 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark.See also National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Tennessee for additional properties in Johnson City, a city that spans the county line.