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By Lee Hattabaugh, November 13, 2010
Sugar Creek Engagement Marker
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Appleton — Sugar Creek EngagementProtecting the Army of Tennessee — Hood's Campaign
(Preface): In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea," . . . — Map (db m82213) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 1786-1836 David CrockettA Tennessee Legacy… — “Be always sure you are right, then go ahead!”
In the 49 years that David Crockett called Tennessee his home he migrated from one end of the Volunteer state to the other. From his birthplace near Limestone on the banks of the Nolichucky River to his last home in present day Rutherford (Gibson . . . — Map (db m107422) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett:
“Be always sure you are right, then go ahead!”

• Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will . . . — Map (db m108201) HM

Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 3F 8 — Army of TennesseeNov. 22, 1864
Using country roads in this area, the corps of Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee moved northward to Columbia, in Hood's attempt to concentrate there and destroy Schofield's force before he could unite with Thomas at Nashville. — Map (db m62536) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Col. David Crockett
(front) Erected by gift of the people and the Legislature of Tennessee, to the memory of Col. David Crockett. Born in East Tennessee Aug. 17th, 1786. And gave his life for Texas liberty amid the smoking walls of the . . . — Map (db m82214) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Courthouse - Lawrence County TennesseeErected 1905
Cornerstone placed June 19, 1905 by Mimosa Lodge No. 542 F & A M. Lawrence County established 1817. First Courthouse on this site 1821. Commissioners appointed to select site of county seat; David Crockett, Enoch Tucker, Henry Phoenix, Josephus . . . — Map (db m82215) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — David Crockett
The Frontier Industrialist Using probably every cent of her inheritance and savings, Elizabeth Patton Crockett invested in a business venture with her husband that made sense to this growing frontier community. She and David built a crude . . . — Map (db m107435) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 3F 21 — David Crockett's Home
Here David Crockett lived from 1815 to 1822. He was one of the commissioners who laid out the county and selected the site of Lawrenceburg, a colonel in the militia, justice of the peace, member of the legislature and operator of several industries . . . — Map (db m63081) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 3F 43 — James David Vaughan1864~1941
Born in 1864, James D. Vaughan was a renowned gospel songwriter and publisher. In 1902 he founded the Vaughan Music Company in Lawrenceburg. In 1922, he established radio station WOAN, considered the first radio station licensed in Tennessee. In . . . — Map (db m53576) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 3F 35 — James J. Pennington
Born in 1819, he was a Lawrence County farmer, merchant, and inventor of an early flying machine. Patented Sept. 4, 1877, No. 194841. Model exhibited at Scientific Exposition, Louisville, Ky. 1883. Died in 1885. The field at Lawrenceburg Municipal . . . — Map (db m29809) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Lawrence County War Memorial
(side 1) "In tribute and dedication to the men and women of Lawrence County, Tennessee who served honorably and as a special tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country". (side 2) War . . . — Map (db m53602) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Mexican War Monument
(side 1) Erected to the memory of Capt. W.B. Allen • J.R. Burkett • W.M. Alford • F. Glover • W. Rhodes • A.J. Pratt • A.J. Gibson • A.J. Eaton • Lt. L.M. Putman • J.H. Sanders • J.A. Hill • S.B. Porter • E.W. Thomas • J.F Coffee . . . — Map (db m53600) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — 3F 20 — Pioneers in Textiles
From 1850 to 1861, the center for the cotton and wool spinning industry was hereabouts, many mills being located on Shoal Creek. First was Hope Factory, built just upstream by William Parks in 1823. Others were Glen Factory, Crescent Mills, Crowson . . . — Map (db m63082) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Red-Tailed Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawks are probably the most common hawk in North America. If you’ve got sharp eyes you’ll see several individuals on almost any long car ride, anywhere. Red-tailed Hawks are often seen soaring above open fields, gracefully turning circles . . . — Map (db m107432) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Retracing the Trail of Tears
The Bell Route On October 11, 1838, 660 Cherokee led by John Adair Bell left from Fort Cass (present day Charleston, Tennessee) to begin an arduous 700-mile journey. Weak and miserable from being held in removal camps, the people in the Bell . . . — Map (db m108202) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Shoal Creek Mill Stone
This mill stone was discovered in Shoal Creek just below where Crockett Falls is today. This is the “runner” stone from an over runner gristmill, that would have ground corn into meal. Crockett’s mill was located in that general area . . . — Map (db m114317) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Skirmish at LawrenceburgSaving the Courthouse
In November 1862, Confederate cavalrymen under Col. Albert G. Cooper camped near Lawrenceburg. He confined captured Federal soldiers and Union sympathizers in the jail here on the town square. Union Maj. Thomas C. Fitz Gibbon, commanding the post at . . . — Map (db m53601) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — The Old Natchez Trace
(Marker #1) A Ride on the Old Natchez Trace From this point you may drive over a mile and a half of the Old Trace and see for yourself this frontier road much as it appeared in the early 1800's. En route, stop at the three . . . — Map (db m84649) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — They Passed This Way
Long time we travel on way to new land… Womens cry…Children cry and men cry…but they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many days pass and people die very much. Recollection of a survivor of the Trail of . . . — Map (db m108204) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — This Monument Marks The Old Natchez Trace
over which pioneers traveled through Lawrence County, Tennessee, which was organized Oct. 21, 1817. The county seat, Lawrenceburg, was created on Nov. 23, 1819, and named in honor of Capt. James Lawrence, naval hero of the War of 1812. . . . — Map (db m36078) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Trail of TearsBell Removal Route
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 mandated the removal of all American Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River to lands in the west. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 . . . — Map (db m63079) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Trail of Tears Memorial
700 Members of the Cherokee Tribe passed through downtown Lawrenceburg on November 5th, 1838 during the forced relocation known as the “Trail of Tears.” Painting by: Burnice Davidson Project funded by: Jones Distribution . . . — Map (db m53572) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Welcome to David Crockett State Park — Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
In the summer of 1817, just before his 31st birthday, David Crockett entered Lawrence County with his second wife Elizabeth (his first wife, Polly, died in 1815), her two children from her first husband (James Patton, died in the Creek Indian War in . . . — Map (db m107420) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Loretto — Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 1908
(side 1) An agreement was made with the Masons to build and share the two-story wood clapboard building. Different protestant denominations contributed labor, materials, and money. The graveyard, donated in 1908, became Loretto Cemetery . . . — Map (db m101814) HM WM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Summertown — Fouche Springs Engagement"A perfect stampede" — Hood's Campaign
(preface) In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman’s supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman’s “March to the . . . — Map (db m75016) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Summertown — Lawrence County World War I Memorial
(side 1) USA 1917-1919 Remembered (side 2) Erected in honor of the fifty heroic men from the 11th and 13th Civil Districts Lawrence Co. Tenn. who served in the Army and Navy of the U.S. in the World War 1917 - 1919 . . . — Map (db m53568) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Summertown — 3F 19 — McMillan's Stand
Later known as the Absalom Alexander Stand, it stood about 100 yards east, on the Military Road. A relay station and stage tavern, it was established about 1850 and functioned until operations by both armies in the war between the states caused its . . . — Map (db m28662) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Summertown — 3F 23 — Pleasant Garden
About four miles west, this was the scene of the first known settlement in Lawrence County. The Crosthwaite family came in 1804, the Walkers in 1809. A Cumberland Presbyterian church was established here shortly thereafter. Descendants of both . . . — Map (db m80316) HM

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