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Near Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Madison

 
 
Old Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 8, 2012
1. Old Madison Marker
Inscription.  The first county seat of Bledsoe Co., was here. Buildings included a log jail on the hillock to the southeast. Members of its first court were Jno. Tollet, Jno. Narramore, Jesse McKinney, Michael Rawlings, Jos. Hoge, Jas. Standiver, Timothy Hixon, Wm. Christian & Jno. Durgin. It later moved to Pikeville, which grew up around a large spring.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 26.443′ N, 85° 20.783′ W. Marker is near Dunlap, Tennessee, in Sequatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of Rankin Highway (U.S. 127) and Madison Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rankin Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunlap TN 37327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sequatchie College (approx. 6 miles away); Thunder in the Valley (approx. 6.7 miles
Old Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 8, 2012
2. Old Madison Marker
view looking north on US-127.
away); Wheeler's Raid (approx. 10˝ miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 12.3 miles away); Camp Forrest (approx. 12.3 miles away); R.E. Winsett (approx. 14.4 miles away); James Beriah Frazier (approx. 14.4 miles away); Pikeville During the Civil War (approx. 14˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunlap.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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