Rock Island in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 88.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 35° 47.723′ N, 85° 36.952′ W. Marker is on Rock Island, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on Great Falls Road (Tennessee Route 287 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 281 Great Falls Rd, Rock Island TN 38581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rodgers' Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); “Minnow Box” Springhouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Spring Castle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Falls City (Great Falls) Cotton Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Kentucky Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Great Falls HP-Spencer 46-kv Transmission Line (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rock Island State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); War on Tennessee’s Homefront (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Island.
Regarding Webb Hotel. Excerpt from the National Register nomination, as posted by the Tales from Tennessee and Beyond blog:
In 1909, John Webb answered the need for all three tourism necessities. He and his wife built a large Craftsman style house, constructed of sandstone and red cedar shakes, less than a mile south of the dam. The Webbs had operated a hotel in a non-extant structure across the Caney Fork River in the White County community of Walling. In 1909, the Webbs closed that hotel and moved across the river to Rock Island due to the increase in the fishing hobby and the need for lodging for fishermen. The house’s
Also see . . . Webb Hotel | Tales from Tennessee and Beyond. History blog post containing the complete narrative statement of significance from the former hotel's National Register nomination. (The nomination itself has not yet been posted online). (Submitted on October 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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