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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 26 — Eli Sims (Simms) — February 1, 1776 - September 14, 1862
This White County farmer, educator, road commissioner, and county trustee established the first cotton gin in White County. He served also as chairman of the White County Quarterly Court. Born in Larne, Ireland, he settled in White County in 1810 . . . — Map (db m150176) 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 — Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park — 1900-1916 / World War I / 1919-1940
Rotary Club of Sparta This park is dedicated to the veterans and families of White County who served this great nation in times of peace and war. Our veterans lived, worked and fought to secure the freedom and liberty enjoyed by all Americans. . . . — Map (db m150185) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park — Cold War 1976-1989 / Persian Gulf War 1990-91 / 1992-2000 / Global War on Terrorism
Rotary Club of Sparta This park is dedicated to the veterans and families of White County who served this great nation in times of peace and war. Our veterans lived, worked and fought to secure the freedom and liberty enjoyed by all Americans. Let . . . — Map (db m150222) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park — Vietnam War
Rotary Club of Sparta This park is dedicated to the veterans and families of White County who served this great nation in times of peace and war. Our veterans lived, worked and fought to secure the freedom and liberty enjoyed by all Americans. Let . . . — Map (db m150223) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park — Korean War / Cold War 1954-1963
Rotary Club of Sparta This park is dedicated to the veterans and families of White County who served this great nation in times of peace and war. Our veterans lived, worked and fought to secure the freedom and liberty enjoyed by all Americans. Let . . . — Map (db m150268) WM
Tennessee (White County), Sparta — Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park — World War II / Cold War 1946-1949
Rotary Club of Sparta This park is dedicated to the veterans and families of White County who served this great nation in times of peace and war. Our veterans lived, worked and fought to secure the freedom and liberty enjoyed by all Americans. Let . . . — Map (db m150270) WM
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 Rock House — Fighting on the Wilderness Trail Road
This building, constructed late in the 1830s, was a rest stop and tollhouse for travelers and wagoners on the Wilderness Trail Road. During the Civil War, such roads through the rugged Cumberland Plateau were the focus of clashes between Union . . . — Map (db m150186) 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 m150184) 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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