Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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|Facility:||Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park|
|Description:||Sycamore Shoals played a significant role in 18th-Century history as the setting for some of the most dramatic events to occur in the expansion of America's western boundary. Here was established the first permanent American settlement outside the original 13 colonies, and the Watauga Association--the first majority-rule system of American democratic government--was formed in 1772.
Sycamore Shoals became the hub of the frontier as pioneers from Virginia and North Carolina settled along the Watauga River. Trails soon connected Sycamore Shoals (Elizabethton) with Fort Robinson (1761), Fort Patrick Henry (1776), Sapling Grove (Bristol), Rocky Mount the first territorial capital, (in Piney Flats between Bristol and Johnson City), and settlements in northwestern North Carolina and South Carolina.
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|Address 1:||1651 W. Elk Avenue|
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|Hours:||Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is open from daylight to dark each day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Admission:||Free, but some special programs require a small fee.|
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