Thursday, March 10, 2016
The city if Greeneville started off as the juncture of two Indian trails, and the presence of the Big Spring furnished a stopping off place for the weary traveler. The Scotch-Irish pioneers made the spring the reason for the founding of Greeneville in 1783. As early as 1780, local preacher Samuel Doak preached to the settlers at this spot.
Today, you will find a historical marker noting the spring along main street. The spring itself seen here is in a small park behind the library and the waters flow from here behind the courthouse and many of the important Andrew Johnson locations.