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

White County Tennessee Historical Markers

Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, October 2, 2011
Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker
Tennessee (White County), DeRossett — 2D 47 — Earl Webb — Baseball Record Holder
William Earl Webb was born in White County, Tennessee, on September 17, 1897. His family moved to Bon Air and then Ravenscroft, where Earl worked in the coal mines and played baseball for local teams. He began in the minor leagues in 1921, and . . . — Map (db m48664) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — 2D 19 — Bragg Invades Kentucky — Sept.-Oct., 1862
The Army of Mississippi passed here. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade, reporting Sept. 3, moved out to screen the left flank. Here, Sept. 5, Bragg advised his army of Kirby Smith's victory at Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30. At Milledgeville, 10 mi. N., Bragg, with . . . — Map (db m75263) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — 2D 17 — George Gibbs Dibrell — April 12, 1822 - May 9, 1888
Born in a house which stood here. A leading citizen, he was elected a Union delegate to the proposed secession convention of 1861, but enlisted for the Confederacy at Tennessee's withdrawal; recruited and commanded brigades under Forrest and . . . — Map (db m83163) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Joseph Kerr Monument
This historical monument honors Joseph Kerr hero of the battle of Kings Mountain who lived and died in White County and those soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and who also made their home in White County *** Erected with deep pride and . . . — Map (db m107641) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — 2D 23 — Lester Flatt — June 19, 1914 - May 11, 1979
He was born at Duncans Chapel near the boundary of Putnam and Overton Counties, Tennessee, and moved to Sparta at an early age where he made his permanent home. A bluegrass music pioneer and composer, Mr. Flatt was also a member of the Grand Ole . . . — Map (db m83164) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — POW*MIA Monument
You are not forgotten

George W. Andrews • Eurell Rasco Broyles • Herbert B. Burns • Bailey Daniels • Joe D. Goodwin • Joe M. Goodwin • Joe J. Hickey • Alford Humphrey Jr. • Wallace Jenkins • William A. Jones • John M, Lafever • James L. Miller . . . — Map (db m107639) WM

Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Rock House
On Old Stage Road from Nashville to Knoxville - - - - - Rock House Chapter D.A.R.Map (db m76031) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — The Double Eagle Memorial
The Double Eagle celebrates our Country’s founding. One eagle looks proudly back on a glorious past, the other eagle gazes confidently to an unlimited future---Proudly presented to the people of White County by the members of the White County . . . — Map (db m107644) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — 2D 35 — The Rock House
Built of Tennessee sandstone between 1835 and 1839 by Barlow and Madison Fisk, the Rock House served as a frontier toll house and stagecoach inn along the Wilderness Trail. President Andrew Jackson stopped here on his trips to and from Washington to . . . — Map (db m75377) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — The War Around Sparta — Divided Loyalties
“Brother against brother” sums up the divided loyalties families faced in White County during the Civil War. In 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s troops marched through the Sparta town square en route north to invade Kentucky. . . . — Map (db m83165) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — White County
Established 1806; named in honor of John White, Veteran of the Revolutionary War. First Settler in what later became White County. — Map (db m24576) HM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — White County Veterans Memorial
In honor of White County Veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of the United States of America.

Donated by Disabled American Veterans White County Chapter 19 and Ladies Auxiliary — Map (db m107643) WM

Tennessee (White County), Sparta — WW II Tennessee Maneuvers — Phase I March - June, 1943
The 81st Infantry Division (Red) was captured in western White County in the enveloping movement by the Fifth Armored Division (Blue). The 81st was dug in along a ridge between Peeled Chestnut and Cassville along State Highway 26 near here. Blues . . . — Map (db m84323) HM

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