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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Marion 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 Marion County, TN (25) Franklin County, TN (96) Grundy County, TN (22) Hamilton County, TN (585) Sequatchie County, TN (3) Jackson County, AL (34) Dade County, GA (13)  MarionCounty(25) Marion County (25)  FranklinCounty(96) Franklin County (96)  GrundyCounty(22) Grundy County (22)  HamiltonCounty(585) Hamilton County (585)  SequatchieCounty(3) Sequatchie County (3)  JacksonCountyAlabama(34) Jackson County (34)  DadeCountyGeorgia(13) Dade County (13)
Adjacent to Marion County, Tennessee
      Franklin County (96)  
      Grundy County (22)  
      Hamilton County (585)  
      Sequatchie County (3)  
      Jackson County, Alabama (34)  
      Dade County, Georgia (13)  
 
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1Tennessee (Marion County), Chattanooga — Judge M.M. Allison
An appreciation This memorial is erected by the people of the United States to mark their appreciation of the great service rendered our country by Judge M.M. Allison, President of the Dixie Highway Association since its organization in 1915. . . . Map (db m182825) HM
2Tennessee (Marion County), Guild — 2B 29 — Federal-Georgia Road
During 1805–08, the U.S. Government and State of Tennessee constructed the Federal–Georgia Road in order to connect Tennessee to the Atlantic seaboard. The road proceeded north from Augusta to Spring Place, Georgia, where it divided. . . . Map (db m60431) HM
3Tennessee (Marion County), Guild — Hales Bar Dam
Hales Bar Dam was a hydroelectric dam once located on the Tennessee River in Marion County, Tennessee, USA. The Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company began building the dam in 1905 and completed it in 1913, making Hales Bar one of the . . . Map (db m87939) HM
4Tennessee (Marion County), Guild — Location and Capacity
Hales Bar Dam was located along the Tennessee River at just over 431 miles (694 km) above the river's mouth, near the southwest end of the Tennessee River Gorge. The dam's reservoir extended up the river through the gorge all the way to Chattanooga, . . . Map (db m170803) HM
5Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — 2B 19 — Betsy Pack
Born Elizabeth Lowery, daughter of Chief John Lowery of the Cherokee, she lived in a house about 60 yards southeast after her marriage. She donated the ground on which the town of Jasper was laid out in 1820, when the county seat was moved here from . . . Map (db m1985) HM
6Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Civil War in Tennessee — The Kentucky and Tullahoma Campaigns
You are about to enter Middle Tennessee, the site of two important Civil War campaigns. The first occurred in June 1862 as Confederate Gen. Braxton Braggs maneuvered the Army of Tennessee successfully through the mountains north past Union Gen. Don . . . Map (db m117806) HM
7Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict — Marion County
Korean Conflict Marion County Allison, James L., Jr. CPL • Campbell, Dewitt , Jr. CPL • Duke, Ray E. ★ MH ★ M/SGT • Jones, Lotchie J. R. PV2 • Lansdell, Charles L. PV2 • McCurry, Gilbert L. PV2 • Rogers, James E., Jr. MSG • . . . Map (db m150529) WM
8Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Love's Ferry — Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
Samuel Love owned a farm on the Tennessee River between Jasper and Shellmound. He operated a ferry that was an important transportation artery, linking Jasper and the rest of Marion County with the railroad at Shellmound. In addition to running . . . Map (db m87942) HM
9Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Marion County, Tennessee War Memorial
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10Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Marion County, Tennessee World War I Memorial
To the sons of Marion County who gave their lives for democracy and the freedom of the world 1917-1918 Mack Burnett, Jr. • Vince Riley Choate • Claude D. Crumbliss • Winslow Edw. Cowan • Robert A. Dykes • Joe Dennis • Dallas Polk Ewton • . . . Map (db m150481) WM
11Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — Marion County, Tennessee World War II Memorial
[Center panel] Dedicated to the memory of the sons of Marion County Tenn. who gave their lives in World War Two, 1941-1946 [Left wing] And these our dead Andregg, Henry Jr. • Allen, Benton • Alley, Leslie G. • Anderson, . . . Map (db m150485) WM
12Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — 2B 7 — Nickajack Cave
5Ό miles southeast was the town of Nickajack or Anikusatiyi, destroyed by Ore's force, Sept. 14, 1794. The town occupied a space between the river and the cave in which was a storehouse for plunder. It was also used by the Confederacy during the War . . . Map (db m62564) HM
13Tennessee (Marion County), Jasper — The Will Cummings Highway
In recognition of the rare vision, the indomitable courage and capacity of achievement of Will Cummings, county judge of Hamilton County, the pioneer of permanent road building and public improvements in east Tennessee and the Chattanooga district, . . . Map (db m39437) HM
14Tennessee (Marion County), Kimball — 2B-3 — Chiaha
To the south, in the Tennessee River, is Burns' Island, formerly known as Lowery's Island. Here, at the Creek town of Chiaha, DeSoto camped June 5 to 28, 1540, while two scouts were sent north 30 leagues in search of gold. Here the Spaniards first . . . Map (db m30373) HM
15Tennessee (Marion County), Monteagle — Crossroads of War — The Southern Cumberland Mountains
Monteagle is an important crossroads in the southern Cumberland Mountains, where roads and railroads crisscross rugged, scenic terrain. In the summer of 1862, Union and Confederate forces raced for advantage among these transportation corridors. . . . Map (db m167629) HM
16Tennessee (Marion County), Monteagle — Tullahoma Campaign — June 24-July 4, 1863
(side 1) Wilder's Raid at University Place When Braxton Bragg retreated from the Shelbyville-Wartrace line and took up his position at Tullahoma on June 28, Union commander William S. Rosecrans sought to destroy the Elk River . . . Map (db m180324) HM
17Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 20 — Bean-Roulston Graveyard
Seven miles west are buried soldiers who took part in every war beginning with the Revolution. Among these is Capt. Robert Bean, credited with significant action at the Battle of King's Mountain.Map (db m26025) HM
18Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 30 — Birthplace of Jobyna Lancaster Ralston-Arlen — 1899 -1967
Born November 21, 1899, Jobyna L. Raulston became a silent movie actress, appearing in more than 90 films during her career. She made her stage-acting debut at Wilson Theatre (opera house) in South Pittsburg at age nine. Raulston later studied . . . Map (db m16126) HM
19Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 32 — Christmas Night Shootout — 1927
Side A In January 1927, H. Wetter Manufacturing Company, South Pittsburg's largest employer, a unionized company, closed its stove factory. When Wetter tried to reopen with non~union labor, the unions established picket lines. The strike . . . Map (db m99022) HM
20Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — Fort McCook — Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
After the Shiloh Campaign in the spring of 1862, Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg concentrated in the Chattanooga area. The Federal Army, under General Don Carlos Buell occupied north Alabama. Fearful of a Confederate attack, General . . . Map (db m82250) HM
21Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 31 — James Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Jr. — Captain, USAF — 1920-1948 —
(side 1) Born July 13, 1920 in South Pittsburg, James “Jim” Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Jr. was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1940. Interested in aviation since childhood, he graduated in the first . . . Map (db m82251) HM
22Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 33 — McReynolds High School
In 1917 no high school for African Americans existed in Marion County. That year Brown McReynolds led a committee to establish an African American high school. The following year a school for African American students opened in a rented space. In . . . Map (db m184066) HM
23Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams — Nickajack Dam — Built for the people of the United States of America —
The Tennessee River has its headwaters in the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The main stream forms at Knoxville, where the Houston and the French Broad Rivers join. The valley, 41,000 square miles in area, receives . . . Map (db m47487) HM
24Tennessee (Marion County), Whiteside — Running Water Creek Bridge — Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Bridge over Running Water Creek was a vital link in the rail connection between Nashville and Chattanooga. The retreating Confederate Army destroyed it in the summer of 1863. The pursuing Federal Army expected . . . Map (db m82253) HM
25Tennessee (Marion County), Whitwell — Jimmy Wayne Memorial Fieldhouse
In memory of the 13 coal miners killed in a mining accident on December 8, 1981 Jimmy Wayne Rogers Larry Cooley Harvey Nolan Charlie Myers Gaylon Parson Darrell Rollins Lee Grimes Danny Cooley Frankie Wilbourn Jacob . . . Map (db m140864) HM
 
 
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