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Near Limestone in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gillespie Stone House

 
 
Gillespie Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Gillespie Stone House Marker
Inscription.  This was built 1792 for George Gillespie by Seth Smith a Quaker stone mason from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. An early fort originally stood on the site, and was the dividing line between Washington and Greene Counties in 1783. This house was purchased in 1842 by Jacob Klepper and has been preserved by his descendants.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 36° 13.875′ N, 82° 39.128′ W. Marker is near Limestone, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Andrew Johnson Highway and Old Heritage Road, on the right when traveling east on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Limestone TN 37681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Crockett (here, next to this marker); Washington County
Gillespie Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Gillespie Stone House Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Battle of Limestone Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Unionist Stronghold (approx. 1.6 miles away); Crockett (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Real Likeness of David Crockett (approx. 1.8 miles away); Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Limestone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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