Near Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cap't Champ Ferguson
Gen'l Morgan's Cavalry was joined at Sparta, June 1862, by Champ Ferguson, as guide for Morgan's invasion into Kentucky.
Cap't Ferguson, and his co-fighters were the only protection the people of the Cumberland and Hickory Valley area had against the Federal guerillas during the Civil War.
Ferguson was hanged by the Federals, in Nashville, but by his request, buried here in White County.
Erected 1975 by The White County Historical Society; Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
Location. 36° 1.547′ N, 85° 20.277′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is on Monterey Highway (State Highway 84) 1.4 miles north of Mack Floyd Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in France Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. France Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Earl Webb (approx. 5½ miles away); Rock HouseThe Rock House (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Rock House (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Rock House (approx. 8.2 miles away); Affair at Cumberland Mountain (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
Also see . . . The Legend of Champ Ferguson. From Tales from Tennessee and Beyond blog by Carver Moore of Moore Historical Consulting. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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