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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Washington 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 Washington County, TN (88) Carter County, TN (56) Greene County, TN (80) Hawkins County, TN (34) Sullivan County, TN (104) Unicoi County, TN (6)  WashingtonCounty(88) Washington County (88)  CarterCounty(56) Carter County (56)  GreeneCounty(80) Greene County (80)  HawkinsCounty(34) Hawkins County (34)  SullivanCounty(104) Sullivan County (104)  UnicoiCounty(6) Unicoi County (6)
Jonesborough is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Tennessee
      Carter County (56)  
      Greene County (80)  
      Hawkins County (34)  
      Sullivan County (104)  
      Unicoi County (6)  
 
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1Tennessee (Washington County), Fall Branch — 1A 104 — Fall Branch Community Educational Center
In 1842, a one-room brick building, known as the Seminary, opened in the Fall Branch Community. At the close of the Civil War, the building was destroyed by fire and facilities were provided by local churches. In 1889, the Fall Branch Educational . . . Map (db m114009) HM
2Tennessee (Washington County), Gray — 1A 24 — Buffalo Ridge Church
5.0 miles. This pioneer Baptist Church, established in 1779 by the Rev. Tidence Lane, was the first Baptist Church on Tennessee soil. The church itself has been moved to Gray's Station: the cemetery remains. Here is buried the Rev. Johathan Mulkey, . . . Map (db m67817) HM
3Tennessee (Washington County), Gray — 1A 157 — Ford vs. Ford
This land brought about the historic court case of Ford v. Ford. Loyd Ford (1748-1843) freed his five enslaved individuals and gave them his farm located here. His children challenged the will and the five who were freed fought the case up to the . . . Map (db m206791) HM
4Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — A Narrow-Gauge Railroad
The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) is one of the best-known examples of a "narrow-gauge" railroad. This term refers to the width between the steel rails; the rails on a standard-gauge railroad are 4' 8.5" inches apart, . . . Map (db m184091) HM
5Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This . . . Map (db m126463) HM
6Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Andre Michaux1746-1803
(Side one) From 1785 to 1796, French botanist Andre Michaux, the foremost European botanist of his day, traveled throughout eastern North America. On assignment from the French monarchy, Michaux studied and collected North American plants, . . . Map (db m69628) HM
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7Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 56 — Boone's Creek Church
About 1 1/2 miles southwest, this Christian church was organized 1825 by Rev. Jas. Miler. Here, Aug. 17, 1829, was held the first recorded conference of Christian churches in East Tennessee. Other elders present were Jeriel Dodge, Robt. . . . Map (db m22860) HM
8Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 89 — Brush Creek Campground
On September 2, 1811, James Nelson deeded to trustees William Nelson, William Duzan, James King, Jacob Hoss and John R. Boring, 4 acres and 8 poles to be used by the Methodist Episcopal Church for a house of worship. For many years a campground for . . . Map (db m47230) HM
9Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 120 — Colored Christian Church and Colored School1889
This 1889 structure, originally "the Colored Christian Church," now West Main Street Christian Church, was also Johnson City's second school building (1889-1891) for "Colored" children. It is the oldest church building and school building still . . . Map (db m22866) HM
10Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 27 — Daniel Boone
0.2 miles along this road is the waterfall under which Boone hid himself from raiding Indians; the falls were then about 4 feet high. 1.1 mile along the road, a marker indicates the site of the beech tree where "D. Boon Cilled a bar in . . . Map (db m83060) HM
11Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 144 — Desegregation of East Tennessee State College (University)1956 and 1958
In January 1956, Eugene Caruthers, a teacher a Langston High School in Johnson City, became the first black student enrolled in East Tennessee State College's graduate program. In August 1958, Elizabeth Watkins Crawford, Clarence McKinney, George L. . . . Map (db m173432) HM
12Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 127 — Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal1825-1903 — Minister, Physician, Educator, Politician —
Ordained by Boones Creek Christian Church in 1866, Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal established five churches in the region. A physician, his medical practice was confined to the African-American and the Cherokee-Dutch communities until the 1873 cholera . . . Map (db m157821) HM
13Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 106 — Dungan-St. John Mill
This stone manor and mill were built in 1778 by Jeremiah Dungan on property purchased from the Watauga Association. It was taxed in 1779 by North Carolina in the first year the state levied a property tax. Dungan's family ground grain until 1866, . . . Map (db m158267) HM
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14Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 134 — East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot
Constructed in 1891 as a union depot for the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad (nicknamed “Tweetsie”) and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, the building served as a passenger railway terminal until 1940. . . . Map (db m47301) HM
15Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 149 — Elbert Columbus "E.C." MillerOctober 16, 1925-March 25, 2012
Born approximately one mile from the bridge in a house near the Elk River, Elbert Columbus “E.C.” Miller was an acclaimed, self-taught musician, who mastered his three-finger style on the five-string banjo. Miller had his own line of . . . Map (db m157805) HM
16Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A-28 — Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman1889-1962
Charlie Bowman, Hall of Fame fiddler, vaudeville performer, and writer of Nine Pound Hammer and East Tennessee Blues, toured with the Hill Billies and other music groups, once performing for President Calvin Coolidge. Two daughters, . . . Map (db m45590) HM
17Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 50 — First Court of Washington County
On Feb. 23, 1778, 0.6 mile NE at the house of Col. Charles Robertson, Trustee, on the “east (Catbird) branch of Sinking Creek” was held the First Court of the newly formed County of Washington, North Carolina, with John Carter, Chairman; John . . . Map (db m83061) HM
18Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — First English-Speaking Visitors
Daughters of the American Colonists “1673 — James Needham & Gabriel Arthur, first English-speaking visitors, passed here en route to the Cherokee towns on the Little Tennessee River.” “1700 — Daniel . . . Map (db m157847) HM
19Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 22 — History on Knob Creek
About 0.3 miles east stood Twin Falls Grist Mill, belonging to Peter Range, an early immigrant from New Jersey. He bought this land in 1804-08 and built the 2-story & basement stone house, standing today. His limestone marker reads, “P. Range, . . . Map (db m47462) HM
20Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1E 64 — Isaac Hammer
This pioneer settler from Pennsylvania, a minister of the Church of the Brethren, built a two-story log house in 1793, which stands .2 mile northwest on the Old Stage Road. While not actually an inn, the house was often a stopping place for . . . Map (db m158255) HM
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21Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 26 — Jesse Duncan
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22Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — John Sevier Hotel
Named for Tennessee's first governor and promoted as the finest hotel between Roanoke and Chattanooga, the John Sevier opened on August 5, 1924. The hotel was planned in three stages, with a second section completed in 1929. The third section was . . . Map (db m157840) HM
23Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 154 — Johnson CityHome of Mountain Dew
This is the former site of the Tri-City Beverage Corporation, of which Charles O. Gordon was the owner-president. In 1954 the Tri-City Beverage became one of the first to bottle "Mountain Dew", a clear lemon-lime flavored drink. Four years later . . . Map (db m177924) HM
24Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 93 — Johnson CityIncorporated - December 1, 1869
The town was formerly known as Green Meadows, Blue Plum, Johnson's Depot, Haynesville, then Johnson City. It is situated on land grants of 1782 to Robert and Joseph Young and in 1792 to Joseph Tipton. The town charter was repealed in 1879, but . . . Map (db m22868) HM
25Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Johnson City Sessions
Frank Walker, head of Columbia Records “hillbilly” recording division, conducted recording sessions in Johnson City in 1928 and 1929. Walker was a pioneer in the art of remote recording, which was deemed more effective than bringing . . . Map (db m157839) HM
26Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 141 — Johnson City Sessions
In October 1928 Frank Walker of Columbia Records hosted recording auditions at 334 East Main Street. Charlie Bowman and his brothers, Clarence Greene, and the Roane County Ramblers were among the artists recorded. These sessions pioneered the art of . . . Map (db m145900) HM
27Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 152 — Keebler-Keefauver Home
Built between 1858 and 1859 for Joseph Keebler by various artisans, the original home consisted of two large rooms on each floor with a hallway and staircase. The walls were four bricks thick with windows of hand-blown glass. The kitchen, a separate . . . Map (db m158254) HM
28Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 114 — Knob Creek Church of the Brethren
Organized circa 1799 by Elder Samuel Garber of Virginia, the Knob Creek Church of the Brethren was the first Brethren congregation in Tennessee. Isaac Hammer was the first minister. Daniel Bowman preached in English and Michael Krouse preached in . . . Map (db m157802) HM
29Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Landon Carter HaynesConfederate Senator
This was the home of Landon Carter Haynes, a distinguished lawyer and politician who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives before the onset of the Civil War. Haynes was born in Carter County on December 2, 1816. He attended nearby . . . Map (db m69684) HM
30Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 110 — Langston High School1893-1965
This building housed Johnson City’s first African-American public high school. Named for U.S. Congressman John Mercer Langston, an educator, lawyer, and the first African-American elected to public office in the United States (Ohio, 1856). Langston . . . Map (db m83062) HM
31Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Main Street
For the first thirty-nine years of its existence, Johnson City had dirt streets, which turned into muddy quagmires when it rained. In 1908 the City sold $49,000 worth of bonds to fund a contract with Kelly Brothers of Portsmouth, Ohio, to surface . . . Map (db m157836) HM
32Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Memorial Fountain
Dedicated in 2013, this fountain tells a story of hope, inspiration, and courage. It pays tribute to the first African American students to enroll at what was then East Tennessee State College. These pioneering students integrated the campus in an . . . Map (db m173436) HM
33Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Mountain Home National Cemetery
National Home The ninth of eleven branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS), the Mountain Branch was authorized in 1901. The first resident arrived in 1903, a year before the home officially opened. Civil War . . . Map (db m128258) HM
34Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1 A 135 — National Soldiers’ Home
Approved by an Act of Congress on Jan. 28, 1901, the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was created through the work of Tennessee Congressman Walter P. Brownlow (1851–1910). Known locally as Mountain Home, the . . . Map (db m2711) HM
35Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Passenger Service
The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) was primarily constructed to provide freight service between Johnson City and the iron ore mines of Cranberry, NC, but passenger and mail service became important as well. The railroad . . . Map (db m184076) HM
36Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Robert E. Young Cabin
The oldest standing dwelling in Johnson City. Built in 1776 on property near Bush Creek later held by the U.S. Government. Restored in 1938 by the Veterans Administration and John Sevier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Relocated to . . . Map (db m152048) HM
37Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 60 — Robins’ Roost
William T. Graham built this house in 1890. Robert Love Taylor bought it in 1892 and named it. He went from here to his third term as Governor. His brother, Alfred Alexander Taylor, bought it in 1900, living here until 1903. The latter was Governor . . . Map (db m47412) HM
38Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 88 — Samuel Cole WilliamsJanuary 15, 1864 - December 14, 1947
Front Culminating his career as an attorney, teacher, codifier of law, and justice of the State Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Cole Williams -- the Dean of Tennessee Historians -- provided in the 1940's the leadership and inspiration for . . . Map (db m83063) HM
39Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 58 — Science HillMale & Female Institute
Tipton Jobe, on Feb. 14, 1867, gave land on this hill above Nobb Spring where members of Science Hill Literary Society then built the first brick building in the area to house this school. It was dedicated Oct.27, 1867. The dedicatory sermon was by . . . Map (db m22905) HM
40Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 86 — State Flag
In 1905 the Legislature adopted as the state flag one which was designed by Colonel Le Roy Reeves, a native and resident of Johnson City. The three stars represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee. The flag was first raised by Company F of the . . . Map (db m47234) HM
41Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Story of the TweetsieThe Tweetsie Trail
In 1875 Ario Pardee formed the Cranberry Iron & Coal Company to bring iron ore 34 miles from Cranberry, NC to Johnson City for smelting. A 3-foot gauge line was completed to Hampton by 1881 and to Cranberry in 1882. The first locomotives were named . . . Map (db m174734) HM
42Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Summers Hardware
Summers Hardware operated under different names in several locations as early as 1888 before moving to this building in 1911, and was reorganized as Summers Hardware in 1915. The company originally sold farm, construction, office, and mill . . . Map (db m157807) HM
43Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Tennessee Early History Monument
(Side one) Colonial Period The first men of the English speaking race to tread the soil of Tennessee, James Needham and Gabriel Arthur, passed this site in June, 1673. They followed a great buffalo trail. Crossing the Alleghenies . . . Map (db m83134) HM
44Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — The Music of the Rails
From the 1820s, when the first commercial railroads were developed in the United States, railroads were built across the country at an astonishing rate. By the time the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) was completed in . . . Map (db m184103) HM
45Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 112 — Tipton-Haynes Cemetery
This cemetery contains the remains of Revolutionary War soldier and legislator John Tipton (1730-1813) and his second wife, Martha Denton Moore. Also buried here are newspaper publisher Lawson Gifford (1810-1879) his wife, Mary Taylor Haynes . . . Map (db m157845) HM
46Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 111 — Tipton-Haynes Historic Site
Site of the home occupied by John Tipton, a Revolutionary War officer, legislator, and opponent of the State of Franklin. A skirmish between supporters and opponents of Franklin was fought here February 27-29, 1788. The house was later owned by John . . . Map (db m83135) HM
47Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — Trail Geology
The sedimentary rocks along the trail between Johnson City and Elizabethton consist of, from oldest to youngest, the Honaker dolomite (a modified limestone), Nolichucky Shale, and Knox Group limestones. They range in age from 542-488 million years . . . Map (db m184068) HM
48Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 118 — Tree Streets Historic District
James T. Young built the first house of record around 1780 and established a burial ground beside the log cabin. In 1812, he constructed a colonial-style brick house in front, at 1117 Cedar Place. It remains the oldest occupied house in the . . . Map (db m157806) HM
49Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 5 — William Bean's Cabin
About 1½ miles to the east on a knoll beside Boone’s Creek, a monument marks the spot near where William Bean, first permanent white settler in Tennessee, built his cabin in 1769. The site was previously used by Daniel Boone as a hunting camp. . . . Map (db m22862) HM
50Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 75 — William Nelson Home
1 mi. N. was the home of William Nelson. A native of Virginia, he was one of the earliest settlers in this region and served in the Revolutionary War. Francis Asbury, early Methodist bishop, held annual conferences here in 1793, 1796, and 1797. . . . Map (db m22864) HM
51Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A-85 — Alfred Eugene Jackson
Born January 1807, this native Tennessean became one of the area’s most successful businessmen, achieving prominence as a financial agent for the East Tenn. & Va. Railroad, which he helped to found. During the Civil War he was appointed a brigadier . . . Map (db m45456) HM
52Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 109 — Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo SoldierCirca 1849 - 1917
On July 1, 1898, Lt. Ray planted the United States flag on San Juan Hill, Cuba, amid a hail of enemy bullets during the Spanish-American War. For his heroic courage in action, Ray received a battlefield promotion. He served in the U.S. Army from . . . Map (db m83136) HM
53Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Boone Trail Highway
Metal from Battleship Maine in Tablet • Daniel Boone •Map (db m192200) HM
54Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Captain Christopher Taylor Home
This 1778 landmark was the home of Captain Christopher Taylor Revolutionary War officer and a State of Franklin leader Andrew Jackson Seventh President of the United States Boarded here in 1788 while practicing law in Jonesborough . . . Map (db m158251) HM
55Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 59 — Cherokee ChurchHolston Baptist Association — 0.1 mile —
This Baptist church was organized the first Saturday in September, 1783. Here, the fourth Saturday in October, 1786, Holston Association was organized with Tidence Lane moderator and William Murphy clerk. Seven churches were represented. This was . . . Map (db m81253) HM
56Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 90 — Chester Inn
Built in 1797 by Dr. William P. Chester of Lancaster, Pa., it has been continuously occupied as an Inn, a hotel and an apartment house. Among the guests here have been three presidents of the United States, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew . . . Map (db m22845) HM
57Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 6 — Christopher Taylor House
About one mile southwest of this location, this log house was built in 1777 by this officer who was a veteran of the French and Indian War and a major in the American Revolutionary War. He is buried in the family cemetery nearby. . . . Map (db m83137) HM
58Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 82 — First Abolition Publications
On this site, in 1819-1820, were published The Manumission Intelligencer and The Emancipator. Edited and published by Elihu Embree and printed by Jacob Howard, these were the first periodicals in the United States devoted exclusively . . . Map (db m22847) HM
59Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Jacob Brown1736-1785
Colonial and Revolutionary Service A native of South Carolina; Founder of Brown’s Settlement on Nolachucky River, 1771; Merchant, Gunsmith and Blacksmith to the Cherokee Indians; purchased from those Indians two boundaries of land-a . . . Map (db m83139) HM WM
60Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 25 — Jacob Brown
About one mile S.W., this pioneer from S.C. settled on Nolichucky River in 1771. Brown's purchase of 2 tracts of land from the Cherokee on March 25, 1775, was made beneath a great oak tree still standing nearby. His sandstone marker reads "Jacob . . . Map (db m121436) HM
61Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A-81 — Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee
Formally established in 1779, by the General Assembly of North Carolina, as county seat of Washington County, first county west of the mountains. In 1784, the State of Franklin was organized here, with Jonesboro as its first capital.Map (db m45452) HM
62Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — JonesboroughSesqui-Centennial Celebration 1930
Washington District 1776; the first governmental division ever named in honor of George Washington; Washington County 1777; Jonesborough established by N.C. Act of 1779 laid out 1780; Capital of State of Franklin 1784-1785; Judicial Capital . . . Map (db m83153) HM
63Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Jonesborough Veterans Park
Jonesborough Veterans Park is dedicated to the men and women of Washington County who have served this nation’s military from the Revolutionary War to the present.Map (db m192757) WM
64Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 121 — Keystone Pottery
Eighty yards south. German immigrant Charles F. Decker opened the Keystone Pottery in 1872. Kitchen and household ware were produced in large quantities. The Decker family also crafted a variety of unique and beautifully decorated grave markers, . . . Map (db m83154) HM
65Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — May-Dishner House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m192759) HM
66Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 79 — Old Dutch Meeting House
1¼ Mi. is the site of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and cemetery. Organized about 1807; reported in 1811 to the North Carolina Synod, and became charter member of Tennessee Synod in 1820. In its early years, services were held in both German and . . . Map (db m158201) HM
67Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Plum Grove
Home of Gov. John Sevier Stood on hill 125 yds. N.W. Limestone from original chimneyMap (db m158200) HM
68Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A-87 — State Seal
One-quarter mile SW on the main street of Jonesboro stood the silversmith shop of William and Matthew Atkinson, designers of the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. Although authorized by the Tennessee Constitution of 1796, the seal was first used . . . Map (db m45399) HM
69Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A-139 — Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds
The Methodist church has conducted camp meetings here since 1820. Camp meetings are religious revivals at which participants eat and sleep on site. The first shed at Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds was erected in 1842. A new shed, 74 feet by 45 . . . Map (db m133754) HM
70Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Sulphur Springs Campground
Original Site of the Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting c 1820 Land donated by Payne Squibb Original shed built about 1845 the Reverend William Milburn, Pastor Present shed built about 1900 from many of the old hand-hewn beams Dedicated to the Glory . . . Map (db m133756) HM
71Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 92 — Thomas Emmerson
Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, June 23, 1773. Moved to Knoxville in 1800 where he practiced law. First Mayor of Knoxville, judge on Superior Court and State Supreme Court. Charter member of Board of Trustees of East Tennessee College, now the . . . Map (db m22851) HM
72Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — 1A 28 — Warner Institute1876 - 1913
Built by the Holston Association of Baptist Churches in 1854, this building housed the Holston Baptist Female Institute, Tadlock's School for Boys (ca. 1866-67), and Holston Male Institute (1867-76) operated by Confederate Colonel Robert Dungan. In . . . Map (db m83155) HM
73Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett
• 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 he escapes under the cover of a winter storm. • To avoid . . . Map (db m58421) HM
74Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 113 — Battle of Limestone Station
At a bridge here on September 8, 1863, the 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, engaged more than 1000 of General Alfred E. Jackson's men in a short skirmish. Out of ammunition and surrounded, the 100th was forced to surrender. Union . . . Map (db m83156) HM
75Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Crockett
Davy Crockett Pioneer Patriot Soldier Trapper Explorer State Legislator Congressman Martyred at the Alamo 1786 – 1836 [ Back of Monument : ]Original monument placed by Davy Crockett Historical Society . . . Map (db m58400) HM
76Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement
In his nearly half century of life, David Crockett literally migrated from east to west Tennessee. From his birthplace near Limestone, to his last home in Rutherford (Gibson County), the Crockett story weaves its way across the Volunteer state for . . . Map (db m58461) HM
77Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1C 46 — David Crockett1.8 mi
A flat limestone slab, said to be the doorstone of the original cabin, marks the birthplace of this pioneer. Before his death at the Alamo Massacre in 1836, he had been soldier, trapper, explorer, member of the State Legislature and Representative . . . Map (db m69615) HM
78Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Davy Crockett’s Birthplace
On this spot Davy Crockett was born Aug. 17, 1786Map (db m58401) HM
79Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Eye-Witness to a Near Tragedy
The chronicles of the American frontier are ripe with personal tragedies and disasters; fatal accidents, and dangerous encounters with nature. Crockett states that he remembers very little about his first home, except for an incident that occurred . . . Map (db m164424) HM
80Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 74 — Gillespie Stone House
This was built 1792 for George Gillespie by Seth Smith a Quaker stone mason from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. An early fort originally stood on the site, and was the dividing line between Washington and Greene Counties in 1783. This house was . . . Map (db m158190) HM
81Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — The Real Likeness of David Crockett
Even his contemporaries, close friends and relatives outside the artist’s circle, were not always consistent in describing the famous frontiersman. However, almost all agree that he carried an impressive frame, stood erect, and was quite muscular. . . . Map (db m58457) HM
82Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Washington College
First institution of learning west of the Alleghanies Founded in 1780 by Rev. Samuel Doak “Apostle of learning and religion in the West” whose body rests in the cemetery adjoining the campus has done service on this . . . Map (db m158193) HM
83Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 30 — Washington College1.7 miles ----->
. . . Map (db m84811) HM
84Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1C 6 — Washington County / Greene County
Washington County Established in 1777: named in honor of George Washington Colonel in the Colonial Army; Commander-in Chief of the Revolutionary Army and first resident of the United States of America. Greene County Established . . . Map (db m158191) HM
85Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
David Crockett: 1786 – 1836 When David Crockett was born on this site on August 17, 1786 he entered a new world surrounded by extreme poverty, danger, and uncertainty – the birthright of almost every frontier family in the late . . . Map (db m58419) HM
86Tennessee (Washington County), New Victory — 1A 125 — The Tester Brothers
The Volunteer State of Tennessee and this small community of New Victory proudly recognize brothers Robert D., Glenn W. and James E. Tester who bravely served their country during World War II. Growing up a mile north of here, the sons of . . . Map (db m158242) HM WM
87Tennessee (Washington County), Telford — 1A 57 — Salem Church
Organized 1780 by Rev. Samuel Doak. Here, the first Tuesday in August 1785, was formed Abingdon Presbytery with Doak as moderator. This first presbytery on Tennessee soil was taken from Hanover Presbytery; it included churches south of New River and . . . Map (db m84759) HM
88Tennessee (Washington County), Telford — 1A 29 — Thomas Embree0.8 mi. →
In 1791, Seth Smith, a Pennsylvania stonemason, built the house 0.6 mi. W. of Telford and 300 yds. N. of the road for the Quaker father of Elihu, an early abolitionist, and his brother, Elijah, an early iron- master. The family came from . . . Map (db m158250) HM
 
 
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