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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cumberland County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Cumberland County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cumberland County, TN (27) Bledsoe County, TN (17) Fentress County, TN (12) Morgan County, TN (8) Putnam County, TN (38) Rhea County, TN (29) Roane County, TN (48) Van Buren County, TN (9) White County, TN (23)  CumberlandCounty(27) Cumberland County (27)  BledsoeCounty(17) Bledsoe County (17)  FentressCounty(12) Fentress County (12)  MorganCounty(8) Morgan County (8)  PutnamCounty(38) Putnam County (38)  RheaCounty(29) Rhea County (29)  RoaneCounty(48) Roane County (48)  VanBurenCounty(9) Van Buren County (9)  WhiteCounty(23) White County (23)
Crossville is the county seat for Cumberland County
Adjacent to Cumberland County, Tennessee
      Bledsoe County (17)  
      Fentress County (12)  
      Morgan County (8)  
      Putnam County (38)  
      Rhea County (29)  
      Roane County (48)  
      Van Buren County (9)  
      White County (23)  
 
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1Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crab Orchard — Champ FergusonConfederate Partisan of the Cumberlands
Samuel "Champ" Ferguson was the most notorious Confederate guerilla leader in the Upper Cumberland mountains. In 1861, he formed a company and began attacking Unionist partisans. Such irregular forces were common on both sides during the war, . . . Map (db m98849) HM
2Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crab Orchard — 2C 12 — Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer
Thomas Sharp Spencer first visited Middle Tennessee in 1776. In the spring of 1778 he became the first Caucasian to clear land, build a cabin, and grow corn in the area. The following winter he resided in a giant hollow sycamore tree south of . . . Map (db m84367) HM
3Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crab Orchard — Veteran's Memorial
Veteran's Memorial VFW Post 6686 Crab Orchard, TN 1987Map (db m150797) WM
4Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — "Tinker Dave" BeatyUnion Partisan of the Cumberlands
David “Tinker Dave” Beaty, a native of Fentress County, was the best-known Union partisan in the Upper Cumberland mountains. In 1862, he formed a group called Beaty's Company of Independent Tennessee Scouts, also variously called . . . Map (db m150754) HM
5Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Built in 1935 by Wm. Garrison
Had high end apartments. law office. Beauty parlor and Maude Frazier's Famous Black & White Coffee shop Highland Federal since 1961Map (db m150290) HM
6Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Built in 1938
Of Native Crab Orchard Stone and Art Deco Design. Closed in 1978. Restored in 2001 for a Community Auditorium Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.Map (db m150289) HM
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7Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — 2C 21 — Camp Crossville
Opened in November 1942, one of the first prisoner of war camps during World War II, Camp Crossville housed over 1,500 German and Italian prisoners of war. Designated for officers, the camp held General Pietro Gazzeri, one of the Italian army's . . . Map (db m150187) HM
8Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County at WarDivided by Conflict
Divided loyalties in Tennessee produced a bitter and violent Civil War experience in Cumberland County, the only county that did not report a vote either for or against secession. Confederate supporters joined Co. B, Lt. Col. Oliver P. Hamilton’s . . . Map (db m69232) HM
9Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County Civil War Veterans Memorial
Erected by The Sgt. William A. Hamby Camp 1750 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the SCV Ladies Auxiliary in honor of those from Cumberland County who served in the Civil War Stone donated by the Rose family of Tennessee Building Stone in memory . . . Map (db m150214) WM
10Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County FamiliesDivided by War
When the war began, the residents of the Upper Cumberland Plateau were divided in their loyalties. In Cumberland County, for instance, the numbers of Confederate and Union enlistments were about equal. Some Confederate supporters joined Co. B, . . . Map (db m107097) HM
11Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County Honor Roll
World War I Arthur T. Allison • Thomas Bruce • Urious I. Burgess • William W. Campbell • James E. Caudill • Neal G. Clifton • Virgil Ford • William Godsey • Ernest B. Henry • Alf Hillis • Phillip Howard • Thomas R. Jordan • Milo Lemert • . . . Map (db m150226) WM
12Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland County's First Steam Engine
This engine was brought to Cumberland County from Indianna by Samuel Cline about 1872. It powered a sawmill and grist mill at what was then Northville. Donated to Cumberland County by Mason Hatfield in 1956.Map (db m69300) HM
13Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — 2C 27 — Cumberland Homesteads Historic District1934-1941
Cumberland Homesteads was one of the largest of about 100 New Deal Subsistence Homesteads Communities built to aid “needy, yet worthy families” with jobs, training, and the purchase of homes. Architect W. M. Stanton designed the layout and the . . . Map (db m150305) HM
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14Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Cumberland Mountain School1921-1938
Reverend Robert Hershey Hall walked over this county serving an eight church circuit. His intercession in behalf of many young people who were being denied the opportunity for education led to the establishment of Cumberland Mountain School by . . . Map (db m150211) HM
15Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — 2C 23 — Cumberland Mountain State Park Bridge
Men of the Civilian Conservation Corps' Company 3464 built this unsuspended bridge between 1935 and 1940, for a 30-acre impoundment of Byrd's Creek. Three thousand five hundred and fifty cubic yards of dirt and rock were excavated and the core, . . . Map (db m157786) HM
16Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — In Honor Of George Washington1732 - 1799
"First in war, First in peace, First in the hearts of his countrymen" Historic Red Maple Tree from Mount Vernon planted by the Crab-Orchard Chapter, NSDAR.Map (db m159990) HM
17Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — In Remembrance of the Korean WarJune 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
Korea Land of the Morning Calm Dedicated to those who served, fought and sacrificed in the war for the freedom for the people of Korea. Military casualties The United States 135,707 The Republic of Korea 400,167 Other United . . . Map (db m150213) WM
18Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — 2 C 20 — Kemmer Stand / Tavern
In 1817, John Kemmer purchased land here and built Kemmer Stand, a wayside inn, at the intersection of Burke Road. It was two-story, two-section structure that housed many travelers traversing the Cumberland Plateau. At the crest of this hill lies . . . Map (db m18194) HM
19Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Mandy Barnett — Tennessee Music Pathways —
A world-class vocalist and actress, Crossville, Tennessee, native Mandy Barnett has been called "a song's best friend” for her interpretive skill and devotion to classic country, R&B, and popular standards. Barnett's formidable talents and . . . Map (db m182677) HM
20Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Milo Lemert Memorial Building
Formerly the main Crossville United States post office, this courthouse annex bears the name of World War I Cumberland County hero Milo Lemert (1890 - 1918). Milo Lemert was a sergeant in Company G 119th Infantry 30th Division of the Tennessee . . . Map (db m150212) WM
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21Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Snodgrass Law Office Building
Charles Edward Snodgrass commenced his law practice in Crossville in 1888, probably in this very building. He represented the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 56th & 57th Congresses. He was Judge of . . . Map (db m182681) HM
22Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Veterans Memorial
Sergeant Morgan W. Strader USMC, Operation Iraqi Freedom July 18, 1981 to November 12, 2004 Lance Corporal Stephen F. Dearman USMC, Operation Iraqi Freedom May 5, 1987 to April 3, 2009 Sergeant Daniel T. Lee Army, . . . Map (db m150228) WM
23Tennessee (Cumberland County), Crossville — Veterans MemorialAmerican Legion Post No. 163
Dedicated to past, present, and future membersMap (db m159989) WM
24Tennessee (Cumberland County), Lake Tansi — 2C 22 — “Red Fox” FlynnOctober 29, 1825 - October 17, 1905
During the Civil War, Richard Lafayette Flynn and his wife, Ezyiphia, ran an Underground Railroad stop in Cumberland County on Big Laurel Creek assisting Unionist refugees, slaves who had escaped, and soldiers, including Andrews' Raiders, from . . . Map (db m184526) HM
25Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — Affair at Cumberland MountainA Brief Fight
Less than half a mile west of here, on the Lewis Whitaker farm, the only engagement of the war in Cumberland County between regular Union and Confederate troops took place on December 9, 1863. Several companies of Col. Thomas J. Jordan’s 9th . . . Map (db m69228) HM
26Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — 2C 11 — Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Was incorporated in 1903. Pleasant Hill Academy, a secondary school, was founded here in 1884 by the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Churches to provide an education for the young people of the Cumberland Plateau. . . . Map (db m69229) HM
27Tennessee (Cumberland County), Pleasant Hill — The Journey of the BellPioneer Hall Museum — Revere and Sons Bell —
1817 Cast by Revere and Sons, Boston, Massachusetts 1817-1824 Hung in steeple of 2nd Congressional Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts 1825-1886 Placed in Old North Congregational Church, Marblehead 1886 Purchased by J.J.H. Gregory . . . Map (db m69230) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022