Island Road, Historic Kingsport, Tennessee
Chestnut Ridge Road / Highway 126
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
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|Yancey's Tavern in Kingsport Tennessee, The Yancey Tavern|
Yancey's Tavern in Kingsport, built 1780, offers a lovely historical look back another time from our past and the Yancey Tavern is said to be haunted. According to one source, 40 years before Yancey's Tavern was erected, an Indian foot trial ran near the property, and the settlers of Reedy Creek and Cook Valley built a fort at the base nearby known as Heatonís Fort. The Fort was built at the foot of Eden, or Eaton Ridge, once orginally known as Heaton Ridge. Yancey's Tavern was built close by some years later, and the Indian trail became used by horse and buggy and would shortly become known as Island Road.
Guests would stay overnight at Yancey's Tavern to rest during their long journeys. If there was an Indian attack, those threatened in this way could always go through the trap door in the living room to hide. In the Revolutionary War times the area was already known as Eatonís Station. Soldiers marched from Chestnut Ridge to defeat the Indians in the 1776 Battle of Island Flats. Famous for a rich and vibrant history, many believe Yancey's Tavern is very haunted by not just memories, but the spirits of those who once frequented the building while alive here in body.
Half of the Inn at Yancey's Tavern was used as a post office from 1820 until some time during the Civil War, and the other half served as a tavern, inn and a courthouse, amongst other things. Samuel Sherman, a painter bought the house from the Yancey Family and turned it into Sherman's Inn. Sherman later sold the Inn to the Brown Family when one of his relatives married into the Brown Family, who later sold it to the Wexler Family. Mary Spahr owned the Inn until her death in 1962, after which it became vacant and fell in bad disrepair.
In September of 2004, Rann L. Vaulx bought the property and is restoring it to its original splendor; Yancey's Tavern, sometimes referred to as The Yancey Tavern, is listed on the National Historical Registry as #73001850. This is a featured site on the "Haunted Kingsport Bus Tour" and part of Appalachian GhostWalks "Spook and Study" Vacation Package. Click Here to visit the Yancey's Tavern website hosted by the Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council...
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