Jasper in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 1.441′ N, 85° 33.512′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is on Interstate 24. Touch for map. Interstate 24 Eastbound - Mile Marker 160 Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America.
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 away); Running Water Creek Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Love's Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams Betsy Pack (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Will Cummings Highway (approx. 5.2 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. Nickajack Cave Popular For Viewing Bats. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Miracle at Nickajack Cave. This is the story of a cave rescue. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
4. 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
Categories. • Landmarks • Native Americans • Natural Features • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 4,401 times since then and 82 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.