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

Johnson County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
Laurel Bloomery Marker
Tennessee (Johnson County), Laurel Bloomery — 1A-40 — Laurel Bloomery
The first forge in this area was built about ½ mile north on Laurel Fork in 1810. Later, two forges were built in the area west of here, the last in 1849. An orebank on Ackerson Creek, about 1 mile upstream, furnished ore for furnaces until . . . — Map (db m104366) HM
Tennessee (Johnson County), Mountain City — 1A-105 — First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration1794–1994
Organized on April 20, 1794, the first Baptist congregation in Johnson County was known as the Roan Creek Church of Christ. Originally located near Shouns, the church sponsored by the congregation of the Three Forks Baptist Church in Watauga County, . . . — Map (db m104362) HM
Tennessee (Johnson County), Mountain City — 1A-96 — Roderick Random Butler
Born in Wythesville, Virginia, April 8, 1827, he came to this county at the age of 14 as a tailor apprentice. During the Civil War, he served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry. First elected in 1867, he was for 10 years a member of . . . — Map (db m104364) HM
Tennessee (Johnson County), Trade — 1A-102 — The Trading Ground
This gap on the overmountain Indian trail was used as a barter site by Indian traders before settlement. Later Daniel Boone, James Robertson and other pioneers used the Trade Gap. This easternmost settlement is one of the oldest in Tennessee. — Map (db m104306) HM

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May. 28, 2020