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Historical Markers in Jackson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Jackson 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 Jackson County, TN (16) Clay County, TN (13) Macon County, TN (48) Overton County, TN (17) Putnam County, TN (38) Smith County, TN (15)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  ClayCounty(13) Clay County (13)  MaconCounty(48) Macon County (48)  OvertonCounty(17) Overton County (17)  PutnamCounty(38) Putnam County (38)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)
Gainesboro is the county seat for Jackson County
Adjacent to Jackson County, Tennessee
      Clay County (13)  
      Macon County (48)  
      Overton County (17)  
      Putnam County (38)  
      Smith County (15)  
 
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1Tennessee (Jackson County), Center Grove — 3B 47 — Flynn Creek Impact Crater
Over 360 million years ago, an asteroid or comet struck this area and more than 10 miles/second forming a crater 2.5 miles across and, in seconds, ejecting 0.3 cubic mile of rock. Deformed limestone beds seen in adjacent cliffs were violently . . . Map (db m157319) HM
2Tennessee (Jackson County), Cookeville — Spring Creek Baptist Church
Organized July 7, 1802 by Samuel McGee and Joseph Coons with Thomas McBride as the first moderator, the church was established by members of the Roaring River Baptist Church. The original church was located approximately one mile north of this . . . Map (db m150736) HM
3Tennessee (Jackson County), Cookeville — 2D 15 — Twelve Corner Church
On a hillock 300 yards from here stood this church, officially named Spring Creek Baptist Church. Organized July 7, 1802; with Samuel Meger and Jacob Cooms as first Presbyters, and Thomas McBride as Moderator. Was parent church for others . . . Map (db m150733) HM
4Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — 3B 26 — Alvan Cullen GillemJuly 29, 1830 - December 2, 1875
Born nearby; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1851, his Civil War duties included those of Provost Marshall of Nashville, later Adjt. General of Tennessee, to which he was appointed by Andrew Johnson. Promoted to Maj. Gen.; commanded the . . . Map (db m180011) HM
5Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — Confederate Field Hospital
First National Confederate Flag • Confederate Hospital Flag In January, 1862, after the Battle of Mill Springs, KY all the homes in Gainesboro were used as hospitals. The Gaines House is the oldest house in Gainesboro and is the only house . . . Map (db m112215) HM
6Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — Cumberland River CampaignBurning of Old Columbus
North of this marker lies the site of Old Columbus, once an important landing on the Cumberland River. In the winter of 1863–1864, the war had disastrous consequences for this river village. Late in December 1863, Gen. Ulysses . . . Map (db m68344) HM
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7Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — Jamie Dailey — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Jamie Dailey, together with Darrin Vincent, leads one of the most popular bands in contemporary American music, embracing bluegrass, country and gospel. While steeped in tradition, they bring versatility, comedy and a broad selection of newly . . . Map (db m157369) HM
8Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — 2D 49 — Judge John Jordan Gore
Mounce Lauderdale Gore, father of Judge Gore, was born on this property in 1840. He fought with the 8th Tennessee Regiment (CSA) in the Civil War, rising to the rank of colonel. John Jordan was born to Mounce and Mary Cassetty Gore in Gainesboro in . . . Map (db m157351) HM
9Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — 2D 46 — Michaux's Discovery1796
Traveling through the Tennessee country, André Michaux, a French botanist, arrived at Fort Blount on the first of March. On the next day in the vicinity of Flynn's Creek about 12 miles from the fort, he discovered the native ornamental yellowwood, . . . Map (db m157321) HM
10Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — 2D 44 — Orion Clemens1825-1897
Orion Clemens was born to John and Jane Lampton Clemens on July 7, 1825, in Gainesboro. Orion became a writer, printer, inventor, lawyer, secretary and Acting Governor of the Nevada Territory during the Lincoln Administration. After the Civil War, . . . Map (db m157320) HM
11Tennessee (Jackson County), Gainesboro — 2D 34 — The Austin Peay Bridge
The Austin Peay Bridge once spanned the river here. Built in 1928 by Montgomery and Parker of Rockport, Indiana, and the Nashville Bridge Company for the Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works, the bridge replaced a nearby ferry . . . Map (db m157348) HM
12Tennessee (Jackson County), Gladdice — 2D 38 — Sampson Williams1762-1841
Sampson Williams is regarded as the founding father of Jackson County and is considered its first citizen. In a 1789 engagement with the Indians in the Cumberland settlement, Andrew Jackson was under Captain Williams' command. Later, he and Jackson . . . Map (db m207600) HM
13Tennessee (Jackson County), Granville — Carverdale Farms
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. July 31, 2018Map (db m129914) HM
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14Tennessee (Jackson County), Granville — Civil War in GranvilleContested Town
The Civil War experiences of Granville, an important Cumberland River port in the nineteenth century, were similar to many rural Upper Cumberland communities. When Tennessee seceded in 1861, most residents backed the Confederacy. Granville was . . . Map (db m82194) HM
15Tennessee (Jackson County), Granville — 2D 39 — Granville, Tennessee
Settled in 1799, the settlers originally called this area Beech Hill. Incorporated in 1837, the name was changed to Granville. It became a booming riverboat town that included five general stores, a bank, post office, gristmill, blacksmith shop, . . . Map (db m68345) HM
16Tennessee (Jackson County), Granville — T.B. Sutton General Store
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. May 7, 2019Map (db m139286) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022