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Kingston TN, Capitol For a Day

May 10, 20231 min read

The small town of Kingston, Tennessee, has a rich history of being the capitol for a day. On August 29th, 1861, the state legislature met in Kingston to discuss the secession of Tennessee from the Union. This made Kingston the Capitol of Tennessee for a day, a unique event in the state's history.

The day was a dramatic one, with the legislators debating the issue of secession. There was a great deal of passion and emotion in the room, as the state was deciding its future. After much debate, the legislature voted to secede from the Union, making Kingston the Capitol of Tennessee for a day.

Although the state eventually rejoined the Union, the day in Kingston will always be remembered. The city has since become a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to explore its history and take in the sights. Visitors can take a tour of the old state capitol building, which still stands today.

The story of Kingston's Capitol for a day is an important part of Tennessee's history. It is a reminder of the passionate debates and emotions that were so prevalent during the Civil War. The city of Kingston is proud of its role in the state's history, and visitors will be sure to enjoy learning about it during their visit.

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