“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

George Gibbs Dibrell

April 12, 1822 - May 9, 1888

George Gibbs Dibrell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 11, 2014
1. George Gibbs Dibrell Marker
Inscription. Born in a house which stood here. A leading citizen, he was elected a Union delegate to the proposed secession convention of 1861, but enlisted for the Confederacy at Tennessee's withdrawal; recruited and commanded brigades under Forrest and Wheeler; on the flight from Richmond was guardian of Confederate archives. Member of Congress, 1874-84; prominent in railroad and coal mining activities in this area. He is buried in Sparta.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 55.337′ N, 85° 27.411′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of Gaines Street and South Harris Street, on the right when traveling west on Gaines Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Gaines Street, Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lester Flatt (approx. 0.2 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. half a mile away); White County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); White County (approx. half a mile away); Joseph Kerr Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Double Eagle Memorial (approx. half a mile away); POW*MIA Monument (approx. half a mile away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
Regarding George Gibbs Dibrell. Dibrell's grave is located at the Old Sparta Cemetery located on Bockman way near Town Park. You can see the Civil War revolver that he used at White County History Museum.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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