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Cumberland County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
Champ Ferguson Marker
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crab Orchard — Champ FergusonConfederate Partisan of the Cumberlands
Samuel "Champ" Ferguson was the most notorious Confederate guerilla leader in the Upper Cumberland mountains. In 1861, he formed a company and began attacking Unionist partisans. Such irregular forces were common on both sides during the war, . . . — Map (db m98849) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crab Orchard — 2C 12 — Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer
Thomas Sharp Spencer first visited Middle Tennessee in 1776. In the spring of 1778 he became the first Caucasian to clear land, build a cabin, and grow corn in the area. The following winter he resided in a giant hollow sycamore tree south of . . . — Map (db m84367) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County at WarDivided by Conflict
Divided loyalties in Tennessee produced a bitter and violent Civil War experience in Cumberland County, the only county that did not report a vote either for or against secession. Confederate supporters joined Co. B, Lt. Col. Oliver P. Hamilton’s . . . — Map (db m69232) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County FamiliesDivided by War
When the war began, the residents of the Upper Cumberland Plateau were divided in their loyalties. In Cumberland County, for instance, the numbers of Confederate and Union enlistments were about equal. Some Confederate supporters joined Co. B, . . . — Map (db m107097) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County's First Steam Engine
This engine was brought to Cumberland County from Indianna by Samuel Cline about 1872. It powered a sawmill and grist mill at what was then Northville. Donated to Cumberland County by Mason Hatfield in 1956. — Map (db m69300) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — 2 C 20 — Kemmer Stand / Tavern
In 1817, John Kemmer purchased land here and built Kemmer Stand, a wayside inn, at the intersection of Burke Road. It was two-story, two-section structure that housed many travelers traversing the Cumberland Plateau. At the crest of this hill lies . . . — Map (db m18194) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — Affair at Cumberland MountainA Brief Fight
Less than half a mile west of here, on the Lewis Whitaker farm, the only engagement of the war in Cumberland County between regular Union and Confederate troops took place on December 9, 1863. Several companies of Col. Thomas J. Jordan’s 9th . . . — Map (db m69228) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — 2C 11 — Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Was incorporated in 1903. Pleasant Hill Academy, a secondary school, was founded here in 1884 by the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Churches to provide an education for the young people of the Cumberland Plateau. . . . — Map (db m69229) HM
Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — The Journey of the BellPioneer Hall Museum — Revere and Sons Bell
1817 Cast by Revere and Sons, Boston, Massachusetts 1817-1824 Hung in steeple of 2nd Congressional Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts 1825-1886 Placed in Old North Congregational Church, Marblehead 1886 Purchased by J.J.H. Gregory . . . — Map (db m69230) HM

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