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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grainger County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Grainger 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 Grainger County, TN (18) Claiborne County, TN (22) Hamblen County, TN (40) Hancock County, TN (2) Hawkins County, TN (34) Jefferson County, TN (37) Knox County, TN (201) Union County, TN (8)  GraingerCounty(18) Grainger County (18)  ClaiborneCounty(22) Claiborne County (22)  HamblenCounty(40) Hamblen County (40)  HancockCounty(2) Hancock County (2)  HawkinsCounty(34) Hawkins County (34)  JeffersonCounty(37) Jefferson County (37)  KnoxCounty(201) Knox County (201)  UnionCounty(8) Union County (8)
Rutledge is the county seat for Grainger County
Adjacent to Grainger County, Tennessee
      Claiborne County (22)  
      Hamblen County (40)  
      Hancock County (2)  
      Hawkins County (34)  
      Jefferson County (37)  
      Knox County (201)  
      Union County (8)  
 
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1Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Bathhouse
The bathhouse was built in the early 1900's. Where you are standing was once an Olympic sixed pool, complete with diving boards and a smaller pool for kids. the Bathhouse was used to change and shower after a refreshing swim. Wealthy folks from all . . . Map (db m190542) HM
2Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Battle of Bean's StationOpportunity Lost
Confederate Gen. James Longstreet abandoned his siege of Knoxville early in December 1863 and withdrew northeast with Union Gen. John Parke following distantly. Parke sent Gen. James Shackleford ahead to harry Longstreet, who camped with his main . . . Map (db m69551) HM
3Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Bean Station
This was one of the first settlements in Tennessee. William Bean and Daniel Boone camped here in 1775. Indians massacred the first settler, a farmer named English. Permanently settled by William II, Robert, George and Jessie Bean, who were granted . . . Map (db m69549) HM
4Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Bean Station
One of Tennessee's earliest settlements. The valley you see was a warpath for the Cherokees, led Daniel Boone to Cumberland Gap and was traveled by Davy Crockett. Across Highway 11W to the right stood Bean Fort, built by William Bean, first . . . Map (db m80338) HM
5Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — East Tennessee Vietnam Conflict Memorial
In honor of the young men and women from the beautiful hills and valleys of East Tennessee who gave all in the Vietnam Conflict and those who returned scarred and forever wounded, we gratefully appreciate your service and sacrifice. "May God be . . . Map (db m210514) HM
6Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Grainger County & All Veterans Memorial
This flag flies to honor our Grainger Co.& All VeteransMap (db m210520) WM
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7Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Spring House
Originally constructed in 1888, the Spring House was listed on the National Historical Register in 1973. This two-story open-air space for entertainment and relaxing, was built on top of the natural springs that run off Clinch Mountain. This spring . . . Map (db m190544) HM
8Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Tennessee Veterans Memorial
This monument is to honor all veterans past and future for service to the United States of AmericaMap (db m210515) WM
9Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Veterans Overlook
God Bless all who have and all that will die for Freedom!!! Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Map (db m210518) HM
10Tennessee (Grainger County), Bean Station — Veterans Overlook Memorial
POW*MIA You Are Not Forgotten!Map (db m210517) HM
11Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — Blaine's CrossroadsLittle to Gain; Much to Lose
After Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's defeat at Fort Sanders on November 29, 1863, he lifted the siege of Knoxville and headed northeast, hoping to intercept a Federal column marching toward Knoxville from Cumberland Gap. The Confederates paused . . . Map (db m100816) HM
12Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — 1B 8 — Emory Road
Built from here southwest to Clinch River, about 1788. Many early settlements and institutions were established along its route. Haley's Station, a pioneer fort, was 3 miles E., on Richland Creek. The Mouth-of-Richland Baptist Church was . . . Map (db m32039) HM
13Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — Janeway CabinWhen the Veterans Came Home
This single-room cabin was constructed about six miles east of here, the home of John Janeway and his wife, Gertrude. It is typical of such dwellings in Appalachian Tennessee. During the Civil War, Janeway join the fighting late, in June 1864, . . . Map (db m100480) HM
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14Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — 1B-67 — Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea
Built circa 1796 for Major Lea and Lavinia Jarnagin Lea, the brick house on this land is one of the oldest in Grainger County. The ninth Lea child, Albert Miller Lea, was born here in 1808. Lea assisted in two major land surveys in Tennessee and . . . Map (db m133761) HM
15Tennessee (Grainger County), Blaine — 1B 57 — Shields Station
As early as 1792 this was the property of James McDaniel who was killed near here by Indians. After 1833 a stagecoach stop was maintained here by Dr. Samuel Shields. For many years the house was a residence, as well as a post office, store, and . . . Map (db m100284) HM
16Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — 1B 58 — DeWitt Clinton Senter1830-1898
A native and State Representative of Grainger County, DeWitt Senter voted against secession in 1861. Imprisoned and driven from home by Confederates, he returned in 1865. He served in the State Senate until 1869 when he succeeded to the . . . Map (db m80335) HM
17Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — 1B43 — Johnson's First Tailor Shop
Here the former indentured boy, tailor's apprentice and later 17th President of the United States first set up his own tailoring business in a small brick building which was also the sheriff's office. On the death of his former employer in . . . Map (db m80439) HM
18Tennessee (Grainger County), Rutledge — The Olde Grainger County Jail
Built 1848 - Renovated 1984 by Grainger County Historical SocietyMap (db m80334) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022