(Preface): In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea," . . . — — Map (db m82213) HM
In the 49 years that David Crockett called Tennessee his home he migrated from one end of the Volunteer state to the other. From his birthplace near Limestone on the banks of the Nolichucky River to his last home in present day Rutherford (Gibson . . . — — Map (db m107422) HM
“Be always sure you are right, then go ahead!”
Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will until . . . — — Map (db m108201) HM
Using country roads in this area, the corps of Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee moved northward to Columbia, in Hood's attempt to concentrate there and destroy Schofield's force before he could unite with Thomas at Nashville. — — Map (db m62536) HM
Erected by gift of
the people and
the Legislature of Tennessee,
to the memory of
Col. David Crockett.
Born in East Tennessee
Aug. 17th, 1786.
And gave his life for
Texas liberty amid
the smoking walls
of the . . . — — Map (db m82214) HM
Cornerstone placed June 19, 1905 by Mimosa Lodge No. 542 F & A M. Lawrence County established 1817. First Courthouse on this site 1821. Commissioners appointed to select site of county seat; David Crockett, Enoch Tucker, Henry Phoenix, Josephus . . . — — Map (db m82215) HM
The Frontier Industrialist
Using probably every cent of her inheritance and savings, Elizabeth Patton Crockett invested in a business venture with her husband that made sense to this growing frontier community. She and David built a crude . . . — — Map (db m107435) HM
Here David Crockett lived from 1815 to 1822. He was one of the commissioners who laid out the county and selected the site of Lawrenceburg, a colonel in the militia, justice of the peace, member of the legislature and operator of several industries . . . — — Map (db m63081) HM
After returning from the “Battle of New Orleans”, in the War of 1812, General Andrew Jackson saw the need for a shorter, better military road, more suitable to defend the Gulf of Mexico. The September 1816 Treaty with the Chickasaw and . . . — — Map (db m152134) HM
Southern gospel pioneer James D. Vaughan was a hymnodist and music publisher who, in the course of promoting his work, created what is now known as the Southern gospel quartet. Vaughan also embraced then-new technologies, radio and records, and . . . — — Map (db m184867) HM
Born in 1864, James D. Vaughan was a renowned gospel songwriter and publisher. In 1902 he founded the Vaughan Music Company in Lawrenceburg. In 1922, he established radio station WOAN, considered the first radio station licensed in Tennessee. In . . . — — Map (db m53576) HM
Mr. James Vaughn was an American music teacher, composer, songbook publisher, founder of Vaugh Consevatory of Music, and the James D. Vaughn Publishing Co.
He also founded W.O.A.N the very first radio station in the State of Tennessee!
Please . . . — — Map (db m212423) HM
Born in 1819, he was a Lawrence County farmer, merchant, and inventor of an early flying machine. Patented Sept. 4, 1877, No. 194841. Model exhibited at Scientific Exposition, Louisville, Ky. 1883.
Died in 1885. The field at Lawrenceburg Municipal . . . — — Map (db m29809) HM
"In tribute and dedication to the men and women of Lawrence County, Tennessee who served honorably and as a special tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country".
World War I
World War II
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From 1850 to 1861, the center for the cotton and wool spinning industry was hereabouts, many mills being located on Shoal Creek. First was Hope Factory, built just upstream by William Parks in 1823. Others were Glen Factory, Crescent Mills, Crowson . . . — — Map (db m63082) HM
Red-Tailed Hawks are probably the most common hawk in North America. If youve got sharp eyes youll see several individuals on almost any long car ride, anywhere. Red-tailed Hawks are often seen soaring above open fields, gracefully turning circles . . . — — Map (db m107432) HM
The Bell Route
On October 11, 1838, 660 Cherokee led by John Adair Bell left from Fort Cass (present day Charleston, Tennessee) to begin an arduous 700-mile journey. Weak and miserable from being held in removal camps, the people in the Bell . . . — — Map (db m108202) HM
This mill stone was discovered in Shoal Creek just below where Crockett Falls is today. This is the “runner” stone from an over runner gristmill, that would have ground corn into meal. Crocketts mill was located in that general area . . . — — Map (db m114317) HM
In November 1862, Confederate cavalrymen under Col. Albert G. Cooper camped near Lawrenceburg. He confined captured Federal soldiers and Union sympathizers in the jail here on the town square. Union Maj. Thomas C. Fitz Gibbon, commanding the post . . . — — Map (db m53601) HM
A Ride on the Old Natchez Trace
From this point you may drive over a mile and a half of the Old Trace and see for yourself this frontier road much as it appeared in the early 1800's.
En route, stop at the three . . . — — Map (db m84649) HM
Long time we travel on way to new land Womens cry Children cry and men cry but they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many days pass and people die very much.
Recollection of a survivor of the Trail of . . . — — Map (db m108204) HM
over which pioneers traveled through Lawrence County, Tennessee, which was organized Oct. 21, 1817.
The county seat, Lawrenceburg, was created on Nov. 23, 1819, and named in honor of Capt. James Lawrence, naval hero of the War of 1812. . . . — — Map (db m36078) HM
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 mandated the removal of all American Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River to lands in the west.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 . . . — — Map (db m63079) HM
700 Members of the Cherokee Tribe passed through downtown Lawrenceburg on November 5th, 1838 during the forced relocation known as the “Trail of Tears.”
Project funded by:
Jones Distribution . . . — — Map (db m53572) HM
In the summer of 1817, just before his 31st birthday, David Crockett entered Lawrence County with his second wife Elizabeth (his first wife, Polly, died in 1815), her two children from her first husband (James Patton, died in the Creek Indian War in . . . — — Map (db m107420) HM
Glen's Stand was a large log house, inn, and tavern. Built pre-1812 by the Glen family in the Mississippi Territory, it was located on a trail beaten out by buffalos, which became part of (Cherokee Chief) Doublehead Trace. It stood at present-day . . . — — Map (db m146819) HM WM
Burns, Buford L.
Busby, James E.
Collins, James R.
Eells, Floyd Jr.
Ezell, Mancel W.
Greene, Howard B.
Griffin, Warren G.
Hughes, Morris E. . . . — — Map (db m212420) WM
An agreement was made with the Masons to build and share the two-story wood clapboard building. Different protestant denominations contributed labor, materials, and money. The graveyard, donated in 1908, became Loretto Cemetery after the church . . . — — Map (db m101814) HM
Brewer, Alva M.
Brewer, Robert T. L.
Burks, Thomas C.
Butler, Fletcher W.
Chambers, William A.
Crane, Leo C.
Davis, Wallace H.
Hardiman, Mack V.
Hay, Mark . . . — — Map (db m212419) WM
Abrams, Benjamin A.
Abrams, Louella (RN)
Alexandra, Edward L.
Arnold, Paul H.
Beasley, Leland V.
Bivins, Neal B.
Bradley, William E.
Brink, Robert J.
Bryant, Robert J.
Burgess, R.O. Wilford
Busby, Clarence G. . . . — — Map (db m212421) WM
In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Shermans supply lines. Rather than contest Shermans “March to the . . . — — Map (db m75016) HM
USA 1917-1919 Remembered
Erected in honor of the fifty heroic men from the 11th and 13th Civil Districts Lawrence Co. Tenn. who served in the Army and Navy of the U.S. in the World War 1917 - 1919 . . . — — Map (db m53568) HM
Later known as the Absalom Alexander Stand, it stood about 100 yards east, on the Military Road. A relay station and stage tavern, it was established about 1850 and functioned until operations by both armies in the war between the states caused its . . . — — Map (db m28662) HM
About four miles west, this was the scene of the first known settlement in Lawrence County. The Crosthwaite family came in 1804, the Walkers in 1809. A Cumberland Presbyterian church was established here shortly thereafter. Descendants of both . . . — — Map (db m80316) HM