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Macon County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
A Family Tragedy Marker
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — A Family TragedyThe Execution of Pvt. Elvis B. Parker
Thousands of Tennessee families were caught in the crossfire of the Civil War. Dempsey Parker’s family, which lived in the Hillsdale community here in Macon County, is one of many examples of a family sharply divided between North and South. . . . — Map (db m68525) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Ambush at MeadowvilleConflict in Macon County
During the Civil War, Macon County experienced internal strife as did many other areas of Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, a Confederate partisan band established itself in this part of the county, where it harassed Federal units and threatened . . . — Map (db m82224) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Macon County
Established 1842; named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina statesman. This place was selected as the county seat, named for Marquis de LaFayette, French general in the American Revolution. First courthouse erected in 1844; three . . . — Map (db m39396) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Macon County Confederate Soldiers Monument
This monument dedicated in memory of the men who served in the Confederate States Army from Macon County, Tennessee during the war between the states 1861-1865 These units were comprised of local men serving in the Army of Tennessee 2nd TN . . . — Map (db m68526) WM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Macon County in the Civil WarDivision and Conflict
During the Civil War, about 500 Macon County men served on each side. The Highland Rim ridge, as well as family loyalties, generally separated Confederates from Unionists. Gibbs Crossroads, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg once had a . . . — Map (db m82225) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Macon County War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory those veterans of Macon County, Tennessee who gave their lives in the service of our country.

World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era 1917-1975.

“If we break faith we shall have died in . . . — Map (db m107625) WM

Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — The Home of William Dunn
On Feb. 7, 1842, the Justices of Smith and Sumner Counties met at the home of William Dunn, located in this vicinity, for the purpose of forming a new county. Along with Dunn were Taylor Gillam, John Clairborne, James Patterson, L.D. Hargas, Thomas . . . — Map (db m68524) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — Woodmore Hotel
These large limestone slabs were the steps to the Woodmore Hotel, located on the west site of the square. Moses and Bettie Woodmore owned and operated the hotel in the late 1800’s. It was later operated by their daughter and by their granddaughter . . . — Map (db m68545) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Lafayette — 3B 82 — World War II Maneuvers
Macon was one of 22 Tennessee host counties for World War II maneuvers before the invasion of Europe in 1944. The county was chosen because its terrain was similar to that in Europe. The war games prepared soldiers for active combat after the . . . — Map (db m80395) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Confederate Enlistment Station
Red Boiling Springs served as a station during the early part of the war between the states. The 30th TN. Infantry regiment was officially organized Oct. 22nd 1861 with the following companies enrolled here. Co. A, Co. B were men from Robertson Co. . . . — Map (db m39579) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Gibbs CrossroadsCrossroads of War
Places once prominent in Tennessee’s antebellum transportation routes are sometimes almost forgotten places today. This road intersection was of significant strategic value in fighting the war in Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland region. During the Civil . . . — Map (db m82226) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — McClellan's General Store
This three story wooden business was built in 1909 and was owned by Charles Bancroft McClellan Sr. and was a general store featuring quality merchandise. This was the first building locally with a freight elevator. The large glass windows made . . . — Map (db m120048) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Palace Hotel
This hotel was built in 1912 by Charles Bancroft McClellan, Sr. and was a three story wooden hotel with 185 rooms. This was the grandest hotel of Red Boiling Springs. This site was of the first hotel called the Webb Hotel and later the Dedman Hotel . . . — Map (db m121324) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — 3B95 — Red Boiling Springs
In the early 1900's this town was a flourishing resort because of the many types of mineral water found here. This popular retreat attracted city dwellers and rural families from this region who were accommodated by the many hotels. The town was . . . — Map (db m39473) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Red Boiling SpringsEnlistment Center and Civil War Hospital
Red Boiling Springs has long been a landmark in Macon County. It was a central crossroads for both Federal and Confederate forces during the Civil War. The war came home for local residents on September 24, 1861, when Capts. Ridley R. West and . . . — Map (db m39584) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Site of Civil War Hospital
This area was on a route used by Federal and Confederate troops as they made maneuvers between the Northern and Southern states. As they traveled thru, their sick and wounded were often left here for treatment. Dr. James Carson Weir, from . . . — Map (db m39580) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — The Cumberland TraceA Native American Trail
Named by early pioneers traversing thru the region, this designated Indian trail led these settlers into this area during Western migration. This mainly Cherokee trail, (although used some by the Shawnee), originated at Rockwood in Roane County, . . . — Map (db m39629) HM
Tennessee (Macon County), Westmoreland — Epperson SpringsResort and Wartime Enlistment Center
The Epperson Springs Hotel, built by local businessmen so that residents and visitors could enjoy bathing and soaking in a mineral springs, stood here. Most of the state’s early resorts grew up around mineral springs; physicians often touted the . . . — Map (db m68547) HM

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