- a river in E Tennessee, flowing SW to join the French Broad River and form the Tennessee River in Knoxville. 115 miles (185 km) long.
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Knoxville is situated on the northern bank of the Holston River.
Holston was the nearest point where supplies could be obtained.Heroes and Hunters of the West
Down on the Clinch and Holston the settlers were either “forting” or fleeing.A Virginia Scout
In the afternoon came Mrs. Holston, for once in her life in a hurry.
After a while Mrs. Holston and Captain Vane joined the audience.