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What Happened to Second St in Kingston?

{Robert Bailey – Roane County Historian}

If you travel east through Kingston on Race Street, you will notice the signs that show a First Street, a Third Street, a Fourth Street and a Fifth Street, but no sign indicating a Second Street. The 1811 plat of Kingston shows all five streets. However, the road that was originally named Second Street became known as Kentucky Street because the road led to Kentucky and through the years the name was changed. Other name changes were King Street to Cumberland Street and Lovely Street too?

Originally written for the Roane County Newsletter to the Community, June 2015.