|4765 Houston Valley Road|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
A North Carolina grant of 200 acres on Richland Creek north of the Nolichucky River was entered for James Houston in Greene County under date of 1 November 1786. The early Greeneville settlement grew up around the Big Spring which forms the headwaters of this Richland Creek. We are told that Houston was located here as early as 1778, and that he later sold this land to buy 640 acres south of the river at the head of Brush Creek. He built a two-story log house, part of which was still standing in 1953, and a log church. This was the original Pine Springs Baptist Church. In 1803, James Houston helped organize Flag Branch Church, now Mountain View. The surrounding Houston Valley took its name from the family.----------
1.Sentell Family History
2.Goldene Fillers Burgner, The Southside (Greeneville,
3.Tennessee: The Author, 1977), p. 113. Brush Creek is
in present Cocke County.
4.Greene County (Tennessee) Deed Book 1, p. 26.
5.Chamber of Commerce Greene County Partnership
115 Academy Street
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743