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Oak Ridge in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Scarboro Community

 
 
The Scarboro Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Raby, September 23, 2001
1. The Scarboro Community Marker
Inscription.  The Scarboro Community was founded by three brothers in the early 1790s. Jonathan, David and James Scarborough traveled from Virginia and settled here. Scarboro was one of four area communities that predated Oak Ridge. The community remained largely unchanged until 1942, when the creation of the secret Oak Ridge facility meant dispersal of the community.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 35° 59.064′ N, 84° 13.246′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Bethel Valley Road just east of Scarboro Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, 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. Oak Ridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Violent Clashes (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Birth of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The Scarboro Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. The Scarboro Community Marker
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Birth of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Birth of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Birth of the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Those from Oak Ridge Who Gave Their Lives That Freedom Might Live (approx. 2.8 miles away); 1944 (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Regarding The Scarboro Community. The correct spelling of the original family is Scarbrough. Several variants are common, but I was asked by family descendants to give preferred spelling. Jonathan Lupton Scarbrough is buried on Pine Ridge about two miles northeast of this marker.
There was a school and at least four churches and several stores in this community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022