Jasper in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Native Americans • Natural Features • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1863.
Location. 35° 1.441′ N, 85° 33.512′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is on Interstate 24. Interstate 24 Eastbound - Mile Marker 160 Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal-Georgia Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hales Bar Dam (approx. 1.9 miles Running Water Creek Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Love's Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams (approx. 3.9 miles away); Betsy Pack (approx. 5.1 miles away); Marion County, Tennessee War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Also see . . .
1. Nickajack Cave. Now partly flooded by Nickajack Lake, it was used in the War of 1812 and the Civil War for military purposes. However not all the cave's history is military related. Country singer Johnny Cash experienced a life changing event in the cave in 1968. (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Miracle at Nickajack Cave. This is the story of a cave rescue. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Gary Allan Nickajack Cave Lyrics. A song about Johnny Cash and Nickajack Cave. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Additional keywords. Major James Ore
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 4,821 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. 4. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 5. submitted on May 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 6. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas. 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 10. submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.