Boones Creek, Tennessee

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Boones Creek is an unincorporated community and neighborhood of Johnson City, in northern Washington County, Tennessee.[1] Most to all of Boones Creek has been annexed by Johnson City, and therefore has become a neighborhood of Johnson City.

History[edit]

A post office called Boons Creek was established in 1841, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900.[2] The community was named for pioneer Daniel Boone.[3]

In the center of Boones Creek is a historic marker that tells the origins of the communities name. Daniel Boone was a frontiersman, and hunted over large areas of the early frontier lands. On one of these hunting trips, he was chased by the local Indians. He hid underneath these falls from Indians and avoided their displeasure of him hunting on their lands. This waterfall also had a historic tree nearby. A beech tree once stood with the inscription “D Boon cilled a bar on tree in the year 1760”. This tree was featured in the film "Sergent York" when Alvin York (WWI hero) was trying to earn money by bunting and selling pelts.

Education[edit]

These schools in Boones Creek are operated by Washington County Public Schools, City of Johnson City Schools are currently trying to take control of them.

  • Boones Creek Elementary
  • Boones Creek Middle

These schools are operated by the City of Johnson City Schools:

  • Indian Trail Intermediate
  • Lake Ridge Elementary

High School Students attend either Daniel Boone High School in Gray operated by Washington County or Science Hill High School in Johnson City operated by Johnson City Schools

Retail[edit]

There are several restaurants, hotels/motels and gas stations off the Boones Creek Road/Tennessee State Route 354 Exit off Interstate 26. Several Grocery stores/Supermarkets are also located in Boones Creek and they are Food City and Ingles Markets.

Transportation[edit]

Tennessee State Route 36 (North Roan Street) is the main road through Boones Creek and Tennessee State Route 354 (Boones Creek Road) connects Boones Creek with Interstate 26 and US Route 11E and US Route 321 in Jonesborough.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boones Creek, Tennessee
  2. ^ "Washington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 27. ISBN 0-253-21478-5. 

Coordinates: 36°23′32″N 82°24′42″W / 36.39222°N 82.41167°W / 36.39222; -82.41167