“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Grainger County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
Battle of Bean's Station Marker
Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Battle of Bean's StationOpportunity Lost
Confederate Gen. James Longstreet abandoned his siege of Knoxville early in December 1863 and withdrew northeast with Union Gen. John Parke following distantly. Parke sent Gen. James Shackleford ahead to harry Longstreet, who camped with his main . . . — Map (db m69551) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Bean Station
This was one of the first settlements in Tennessee. William Bean and Daniel Boone camped here in 1775. Indians massacred the first settler, a farmer named English. Permanently settled by William II, Robert, George and Jessie Bean, who were granted . . . — Map (db m69549) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Bean Station
One of Tennessee's earliest settlements. The valley you see was a warpath for the Cherokees, led Daniel Boone to Cumberland Gap and was traveled by Davy Crockett. Across Highway 11W to the right stood Bean Fort, built by William Bean, first . . . — Map (db m80338) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — Blaine's CrossroadsLittle to Gain; Much to Lose
After Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's defeat at Fort Sanders on November 29, 1863, he lifted the siege of Knoxville and headed northeast, hoping to intercept a Federal column marching toward Knoxville from Cumberland Gap. The Confederates paused . . . — Map (db m100816) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — 1B 8 — Emory Road
Built from here southwest to Clinch River, about 1788. Many early settlements and institutions were established along its route. Haley's Station, a pioneer fort, was 3 miles E., on Richland Creek. The Mouth-of-Richland Baptist Church was . . . — Map (db m32039) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — Janeway CabinWhen the Veterans Came Home
This single-room cabin was constructed about six miles east of here, the home of John Janeway and his wife, Gertrude. It is typical of such dwellings in Appalachian Tennessee. During the Civil War, Janeway join the fighting late, in June 1864, . . . — Map (db m100480) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — 1B 57 — Shields Station
As early as 1792 this was the property of James McDaniel who was killed near here by Indians. After 1833 a stagecoach stop was maintained here by Dr. Samuel Shields. For many years the house was a residence, as well as a post office, store, and . . . — Map (db m100284) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — 1B 58 — DeWitt Clinton Senter1830-1898
A native and State Representative of Grainger County, DeWitt Senter voted against secession in 1861. Imprisoned and driven from home by Confederates, he returned in 1865. He served in the State Senate until 1869 when he succeeded to the . . . — Map (db m80335) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — 1B43 — Johnson's First Tailor Shop
Here the former indentured boy, tailor's apprentice and later 17th President of the United States first set up his own tailoring business in a small brick building which was also the sheriff's office. On the death of his former employer in . . . — Map (db m80439) HM
Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — The Olde Grainger County Jail
Built 1848 - Renovated 1984 by Grainger County Historical Society — Map (db m80334) HM

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