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

Union County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2016
Divided Loyalties Marker
Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — Divided LoyaltiesCivil War in Union County
The Civil War made civilian life in Union County difficult and dangerous. Most residents opposed secession and were staunch Unionists. men joined such Federal regiments as the 1st Tennessee Infantry and the 2nd and 9th Tennessee Cavalry. Others . . . — Map (db m100481) HM
Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — 1D 39 — Horace Maynard1814~1882
Horace Maynard was born on August 30, 1814, in Massachusetts. A graduate of Amherst College, he taught at East Tennessee College, later the University of Tennessee. Also a lawyer, he was counsel for the establishment of Union County in 1850, and . . . — Map (db m130376) HM
Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — 1D 21 — Racoon Valley
Named for Captain John (Racoon) Miller whose blockhouse stood near this site. Captain Miller, born in 1747 in Newberry County, South Carolina, served in the Washington County, Virginia, militia in 1776 before migrating to this area in 1777. He . . . — Map (db m100164) HM
Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — 1D 31 — Roy Claxton Acuff
Roy Claxton Acuff, Grand Ole Opry star for more than 50 years, actor, international music entertainer, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, was born in Maynardville, near this site, on September 15, 1903. He recorded more than 100 country and . . . — Map (db m100166) HM
Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — Walker's Ford"A pretty little repulse" — Knoxville Campaign —
(preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate General James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . — Map (db m100482) HM

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May. 30, 2020