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Kingsport Essential Info

Overview

Kingsport is a city in Eastern Tennessee.

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  1. The name "Kingsport" is a simplification of "King's Port", originally referring to the area on the Holston River known as King's Boat Yard, the head of navigation for the Tennessee Valley.
  2. Douglass High School in Kingsport was one of the largest African-American high schools in the region when it closed for desegregation in 1966.
  3. The vessel SS Kingsport Victory, which later became USNS Kingsport, was named in honor of the city.
  4. Nick Castle, actor who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween, was born in Kingsport and always makes an appearance at the local haunted houses.

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