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Peytonsville in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Peytonsville

 
 
Peytonsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 11, 2020
1. Peytonsville Marker
Inscription.  

Settled around 1800, the community was named Snatchit. attributed to the snatching of $10 from a debtor's hand. Renamed Peytonsville in 1835 with the opening of the post office, which closed in 1908. Early settlers were Revolutionary War soldiers Daniel Crenshaw, John Secrest, and the children of John S. Smithson, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, N.J. in 1778. On the hill, the Shelburne Smithson house was built ca. 1832 in the Greek Revival-style and the porch was added by Nathaniel N. Smithson in 1870. The house was purchased by J. L. McGee in 1922 and became home to Sam McGee from 1944-1956. Area churches include Cool Springs Primitive Baptist, 1818; Peytonsville Methodist, 1851; Peytonsville Church of Christ, 1884; Peytonsville Baptist, 1959. Peytonsville School, located on Gosey Hill Rd., closed in 1962. (Continued on other side)

(Continued from other side)
In 1901, Mathis Brothers built the Peytonsville Store, which was sold in 1925 to Marshall Warren. In 1937, R. R. Glenn bought the store, which passed to Tommy & Mae Ellen Glenn. The original store was torn down in 1987 and rebuilt.
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The Peytonsville Volunteer Fire Dept. opened in 2002. WSM radio star, Sam McGee joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1926. Sam created a unique picking style that influenced guitarists for decades. Sam was killed in a farm accident in 1975. Brother Kirk McGee joined the Opry in 1928 and died in 1983. Rachel Veach was an early Opry performer as a member of Roy Acuff's band. Familiar area names include Bennett, Bruce, Garner, Gee, Gentry, Glenn, Gray, Harrison, Helm, Holland, Johnson, McGee, Meeks, Parks, Poteete, Reed, Smithson, Tomlin, Vaden and Veach.
 
Erected 2004 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 35° 49.047′ N, 86° 46.665′ W. Marker is in Peytonsville, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Peytonsville Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4763 Peytonsville Road, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam and Kirk McGee (approx. 1.2 miles away); Arno Community/Wesley Chapel Methodist Church
Peytonsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 11, 2020
2. Peytonsville Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Rucker Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Historic Shooting Range (approx. 3˝ miles away); Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 3.8 miles away); Epworth United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Tyler Berry (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peytonsville.
 
Peytonsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 11, 2020
3. Peytonsville Marker
A nearby house north of the Peytonsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 11, 2020
4. A nearby house north of the Peytonsville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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