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Liberty in DeKalb County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Adam Dale

 
 
Adam Dale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Martin, February 26, 2013
1. Adam Dale Marker
Inscription.  The first settler (1797) in what later became DeKalb County, Dale built a water-powered log mill to grind corn for the settlers who followed him here in 1800. Traces of the dam remain on Smith's Fork, about 200 yards upstream.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 0.645′ N, 85° 57.89′ W. Marker was in Liberty, Tennessee, in DeKalb County. Marker was at the intersection of Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) and Dismal Road, on the right when traveling west on Nashville Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Liberty TN 37095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Snow Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morgan's Ohio Raid (approx. 5.1 miles away); DeKalb County Fair
Adam Dale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2021
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(approx. 6 miles away); Gen. John H. Morgan CSA (approx. 6 miles away); Morgan in Alexandria (approx. 6 miles away); Wheeler School (approx. 6.3 miles away); Beckwith Inn (approx. 6½ miles away); DeKalb County Confederate Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Adam Dale. Son of Thomas Dale, a Revolutionary War Veteran from Maryland. Adam also served in the Revolutionary War as a young man. The Memphis chapter of DAR was named in honor of Adam Dale.
 
Adam Dale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2021
3. Adam Dale Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by William Martin of Nashville, TN - Tennessee. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2016, by William Martin of Nashville, TN - Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022