Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area and Park
This park was built around a re-creation of historic Fort Watauga at the head of the shoals on the Watauga River by the Watauga Historical Association to preserve one of the few remaining sites of the early frontier.
The Wataugans settled this land and proclaimed their independence in 1772, against the British Crown, Virginia and North Carolina. They built their fort to protect them against threats and attacks by the Indians.
Today, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is used as a backdrop for one of Tennessee's longest running outdoor dramas "Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals," in it's 30th year - 2008 www.sycamoreshoals.org which runs each July.