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

Overton County Tennessee Historical Markers

John Hunt Morgan Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
John Hunt Morgan Marker
Tennessee (Overton County), Hilham — John Hunt MorganFrequent Visitor
Confederate cavalry raider Gen. John Hunt Morgan frequently passed through Livingston, strategically located at a crossroads in the Upper Cumberland region. Morgan and his men first came here on July 7, 1862, as they approached the Kentucky line for . . . — Map (db m68340) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Camp ZollicofferMore Men than Firearms
Camp Zollicoffer, a Confederate induction and training base, was established here in the summer of 1861 and prepared thousands of soldiers for military life. At the time, J.D. Goodpasture owned this land, and his house stood nearby. His farm was . . . — Map (db m68334) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D-13 — Crockett's Camp
Four miles south, near a cave in the creek bank, Robert Crockett, kinsman of David, had a hunting camp with two companions, reportedly Joseph Drake and Kasper Mansker, in 1769. Crockett was ambushed and killed by Indians. His companions buried him . . . — Map (db m136593) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 33 — Fisk Female Academy
In 1806, the first school for females in the South opened near this site. Its charter was granted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1805. Educator Moses Fisk and Sampson Williams each donated 1,000 acres for its use. The building burned in 1817, . . . — Map (db m68338) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Heart of ControversyBethlehem United Methodist Church
In 1861, as the secession debate raged across Tennessee, Mary Catherine Sproul taught school here on the church grounds. She was excited to learn that pro-Union leader Horace Maynard would give a speech in Livingston. Then she overheard local . . . — Map (db m82305) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Overton County Courthouse1865 Burning
During the war, guerrillas supporting both sides operated in Overton County, and the residents experienced early the dangers of living in the borderlands. In October 1861, William E.B. Jones of Livingston wrote Tennessee’s Confederate governor Isham . . . — Map (db m68332) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 22 — Overton County Courthouse
The county courthouse is the third erected at this location. It was built in 1868-69 by "Little Joe" Copeland for a total consideration of $9,999.99. Vaults were added and minor repairs were completed in 1934. In 1957, the cornice was replaced and . . . — Map (db m68333) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Specialist 4 James T. Davis
(Bronze Plaque) Specialist 4 James T. Davis was the first American killed in Vietnam. He was killed on December 22, 1961. He was assigned to the 3rd Radio Research unit, Military Advisory Group. (Inscription on the memorial) Specialist 4 James . . . — Map (db m74271) WM
Tennessee (Overton County), Monroe — 2C 8 — "Tennessee Lead"
Near here in November, 1852, a black and tan hound was stolen out of a deer chase by a horse trader, taken to Madison County, Kentucky, sold to George Washington Maupin. There, as Tennessee Lead, he became the foundation sire of all Walker, Trigg . . . — Map (db m68327) HM
Tennessee (Overton County), Monroe — Camp MyersConfederate Induction Center
Camp Myers, a Confederate training camp established early in 1861 in Overton County together with Camp Zollicoffer, was located nearby and named for Calvin Myers, a Mexican War veteran. After Tennessee seceded in June 1861, Camp Myers was used to . . . — Map (db m68330) HM

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