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Cannon County Tennessee Historical Markers

 
"Mister Jim" Cummings Marker image, Touch for more information
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
"Mister Jim" Cummings Marker
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 63 — "Mister Jim" Cummings
Born in Cannon County in 1890, James Harvey Cummings, known as "Mr. Jim," was a farmer, attorney, politician, and statesman. Having served in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1928 to 1972, except for 1949 – 1953 when he was Secretary of . . . — Map (db m60422) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 1 — Cannon County/Warren County
Cannon County Established 1836; named in honor of Newton Cannon Governor of Tennessee, 1835–39; Member of Congress, 1814–17 and 1821–27; Served in Creek War and War of 1812. Warren County Established . . . — Map (db m60421) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 14 — Early Industry
On Short Mountain, 7.1 mi., Henry Hoover & John Beeson established a millstone and grindstone factory in 1806. An inscription on a bluff of the mountain, and discarded fragments of stone mark the spot. — Map (db m60423) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 81 — East Fork Stone's River
The East Fork Stone's River originates approximately 7 miles to the east, at a spring on Short Mountain. Stone's River is named after Uriah Stone, a member of a party of longhunters who explored a section of the river in 1767. Beginning in the . . . — Map (db m150447) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 16 — Forrest Rested HereJuly 12, 1862
Here Forrest, with his newly organized brigade of about 1400 cavalrymen, halted for a short rest before making his successful raid on Federal forces at Murfreesboro under Gen. T.L. Crittenden. He freed a number of hostages from this locality and . . . — Map (db m76173) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone
This stone was erected and used as a mile marker during the 1800's for what is now U. S. Highway 70S. Before the settlement of Europeans to this area, the route was known as the Black Fox Trail by Native Americans. During the 1800's the road was . . . — Map (db m150448) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — 2E 22 — The Trail of Tears
In the valley to the south, that part of the Cherokee nation which took part in the enforced overland migration to Indian Territory rested for about three weeks in 1839. About 15,000 persons of various ages took part in the march. Several who died . . . — Map (db m76174) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — Woodbury in the Civil War"A Brilliant Little Affair"
Woodbury, located on the Murfreesboro-McMinnville Turnpike, experienced two significant Civil War actions in 1862–1863. On July 12–13, 1862, when Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest marched through Cannon County to raid . . . — Map (db m150449) HM
Tennessee (Cannon County), Woodbury — World War I-II Memorial
A tribute of love to the memory of those we must not forget-World War I-Army- World War II-Navy

Eternal rest grant unto them oh Lord and let light shine upon them.

World War I-II erected by Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, . . . — Map (db m107685) WM


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