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Dixon Springs in Smith County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Tilman Dixon

Tilman Dixon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jimmy Emerson, DVM, February 17, 2019
1. Tilman Dixon Marker
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Here this former Captain of the Revolutionary Army, from North Carolina, made the first settlement in this section about 1788-89. He is buried north of the house. The spring to the southeast, a noted immigrant camping place, gave Dixon Springs its name. Smith County's first court was held in this house Nov. 16-17, 1799.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 17.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 16, 1799.
Location. 36° 21.248′ N, 86° 2.374′ W. Marker is in Dixon Springs, Tennessee, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from Dixon Springs Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon Springs TN 37057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain James Bradley (approx. half a mile away); Morgan's Ohio Raid
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); The James DeBow Home (approx. 5 miles away); Rome Ferry (approx. 6.6 miles away); Battle of Hartsville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Morgan at Hartsville (approx. 7˝ miles away); Rev. John McGee (approx. 7˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Hartsville (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2020. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 119 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 10, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 22, 2023