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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Overton County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Overton 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 Overton County, TN (17) Clay County, TN (13) Fentress County, TN (12) Jackson County, TN (16) Pickett County, TN (3) Putnam County, TN (38)  OvertonCounty(17) Overton County (17)  ClayCounty(13) Clay County (13)  FentressCounty(12) Fentress County (12)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  PickettCounty(3) Pickett County (3)  PutnamCounty(38) Putnam County (38)
Livingston is the county seat for Overton County
Adjacent to Overton County, Tennessee
      Clay County (13)  
      Fentress County (12)  
      Jackson County (16)  
      Pickett County (3)  
      Putnam County (38)  
 
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1Tennessee (Overton County), Alpine — 2D 12 — Albert Houston Roberts
Born 0.7 mi. from here, July 4, 1868. First a teacher, then county school superintendent, he later served 10 years as Chancellor of the Fourth Division, of 15 counties. Elected Governor in 1919, he served one term, during which the Woman Suffrage . . . Map (db m157363) HM
2Tennessee (Overton County), Alpine — 2D 24 — Alpine School
Organized by Dr. John L. Dillard on top of Alpine Mountain in 1821, the school was moved off the mountain after the Civil War and named Alpine Institute. A.H. Roberts, later governor, taught there in early 1890s. The school was revived in 1917 by . . . Map (db m157362) HM
3Tennessee (Overton County), Hilham — John Hunt MorganFrequent Visitor
Confederate cavalry raider Gen. John Hunt Morgan frequently passed through Livingston, strategically located at a crossroads in the Upper Cumberland region. Morgan and his men first came here on July 7, 1862, as they approached the Kentucky line for . . . Map (db m68340) HM
4Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 36 — Albert Houston Roberts35th Governor of Tennessee — 1919-1921 —
Albert H. Roberts lived on this site from 1910 to 1920. This building, previously located on Main Street, was his law office. During Governor Roberts' administration, the General Assembly cast the decisive vote that made the women's suffrage . . . Map (db m157365) HM
5Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 55 — Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt
Born June 19, 1914, in the Duncan's Chapel area of Overton County, Lester Raymond Flatt helped define traditional bluegrass music. He became an original member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1945. From 1948 to 1969 he achieved fame as the lead . . . Map (db m157367) HM
6Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Camp ZollicofferMore Men than Firearms
Camp Zollicoffer, a Confederate induction and training base, was established here in the summer of 1861 and prepared thousands of soldiers for military life. At the time, J.D. Goodpasture owned this land, and his house stood nearby. His farm was . . . Map (db m68334) HM
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7Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D-13 — Crockett's Camp
Four miles south, near a cave in the creek bank, Robert Crockett, kinsman of David, had a hunting camp with two companions, reportedly Joseph Drake and Kasper Mansker, in 1769. Crockett was ambushed and killed by Indians. His companions buried him . . . Map (db m136593) HM
8Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 33 — Fisk Female Academy
In 1806, the first school for females in the South opened near this site. Its charter was granted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1805. Educator Moses Fisk and Sampson Williams each donated 1,000 acres for its use. The building burned in 1817, . . . Map (db m68338) HM
9Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 53 — Hartsaw Cove Farm
Gilbert Christian received 1280 acres from North Carolina Grant No. 205 in 1792. His son, George Christian, was active in Overton County government: he served as County Commissioner (1807), Justice of the Peace (1810), and Trustee of Overton County . . . Map (db m157371) HM
10Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Heart of ControversyBethlehem United Methodist Church
In 1861, as the secession debate raged across Tennessee, Mary Catherine Sproul taught school here on the church grounds. She was excited to learn that pro-Union leader Horace Maynard would give a speech in Livingston. Then she overheard local . . . Map (db m82305) HM
11Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Overton County Courthouse1865 Burning
During the war, guerrillas supporting both sides operated in Overton County, and the residents experienced early the dangers of living in the borderlands. In October 1861, William E.B. Jones of Livingston wrote Tennessee’s Confederate governor Isham . . . Map (db m68332) HM
12Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — 2D 22 — Overton County Courthouse
The county courthouse is the third erected at this location. It was built in 1868-69 by "Little Joe" Copeland for a total consideration of $9,999.99. Vaults were added and minor repairs were completed in 1934. In 1957, the cornice was replaced and . . . Map (db m68333) HM
13Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Overton County Veterans Memorial
In honor of Overton County veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of the United States of America [Left side] World War One U.S. Army Beaty, Scott Sgt. • Bohannon, Shirley D. Lt. • Chandler, Grover . . . Map (db m157854) WM
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14Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Specialist 4 James T. Davis
(Bronze Plaque) Specialist 4 James T. Davis was the first American killed in Vietnam. He was killed on December 22, 1961. He was assigned to the 3rd Radio Research unit, Military Advisory Group. (Inscription on the memorial) Specialist 4 James . . . Map (db m74271) WM
15Tennessee (Overton County), Livingston — Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers
Top plaque: Ayers Kaserne is named in honor of this soldier from Company "B" 22nd Infantry United States Army who was killed in action on 10 February 1945 at Prum, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for . . . Map (db m157852) WM
16Tennessee (Overton County), Monroe — 2C 8 — "Tennessee Lead"
Near here in November, 1852, a black and tan hound was stolen out of a deer chase by a horse trader, taken to Madison County, Kentucky, sold to George Washington Maupin. There, as Tennessee Lead, he became the foundation sire of all Walker, Trigg . . . Map (db m68327) HM
17Tennessee (Overton County), Monroe — Camp MyersConfederate Induction Center
Camp Myers, a Confederate training camp established early in 1861 in Overton County together with Camp Zollicoffer, was located nearby and named for Calvin Myers, a Mexican War veteran. After Tennessee seceded in June 1861, Camp Myers was used to . . . Map (db m68330) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022