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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Smith County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Smith 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 Smith County, TN (15) DeKalb County, TN (15) Jackson County, TN (17) Macon County, TN (48) Putnam County, TN (38) Trousdale County, TN (10) Wilson County, TN (68)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)  DeKalbCounty(15) DeKalb County (15)  JacksonCounty(17) Jackson County (17)  MaconCounty(48) Macon County (48)  PutnamCounty(38) Putnam County (38)  TrousdaleCounty(10) Trousdale County (10)  WilsonCounty(68) Wilson County (68)
Carthage is the county seat for Smith County
Adjacent to Smith County, Tennessee
      DeKalb County (15)  
      Jackson County (17)  
      Macon County (48)  
      Putnam County (38)  
      Trousdale County (10)  
      Wilson County (68)  
 
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1Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — 3B 40 — Benton McMillin1845-1933
On Main Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
A native of Kentucky, Benton McMillin moved to Celina at an early age and later to Carthage. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1874 and Congress in 1879 for a twenty year tenure. Benton McMillin served two terms as Governor, 1899-1903, . . . Map (db m68352) HM
2Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — 3B 31 — Bragg Invades KentuckySept. - Oct., 1862
On Main Street at 2nd Avenue West, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Moving northwest from Sparta, Bragg, with Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s Right Wing, Army of Mississippi, composed of the divisions of Cheatham and Withers, passed through here. Forrest’s Cavalry Brigade, covering the left flank of the advance, operated . . . Map (db m82868) HM
3Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — 3B 42 — Captain William Walton1760-1816
On Main Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, Walton fought in the Revolution for that state. He settled in the Cumberland country in 1784. Walton served in the legislatures of North Carolina and Tennessee and as a Smith County magistrate. He built . . . Map (db m68351) HM
4Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Confederacy Memorial
On 2nd Avenue W at Main Street N, on the left when traveling east on 2nd Avenue W.
Confederacy 1861 - 1865 Capt. Henry W. Hart Chapter U.D.C. Map (db m162288) WM
5Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — 3B 83 — Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge
On Main Street North at 1st Avenue West, on the right when traveling south on Main Street North.
Named in honor of Cordell Hull, the 47th U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, Cordell Hull Bridge, a continuous three-span Parker truss, spans the Cumberland River. Hull's influence diverted New Deal funds toward the $199,083 cost of . . . Map (db m149873) HM
6Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Edward StallingsOct. 14, 1932 - Aug. 1, 2004
On Main Street North at East Ward Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street North.
This park is dedicated to the memory of the late Carthage Fire Chief Edward Stallings in 1957 Ed joined the Carthage fire department and served in various roles including assistant chief an fire chief during the 1960s. He helped establish the . . . Map (db m162282) HM
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7Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Rome FerryHot Pursuit
On Lebanon Highway (U.S. 70) west of Whitefield Lane, on the right when traveling west.
After Union Gen. Ebenezer Dumont’s troops surprised Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command at Lebanon on May 5, 1862, Morgan’s men escaped north and rushed toward the Cumberland River. Hotly pursued, the Confederates succeeded in reaching Rome . . . Map (db m68354) HM
8Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Smith County Courthouse SquareA Major Federal Base
On Main Street at 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Carthage’s historic courthouse square was the control center of a major Federal base from 1863 to 1865 in the fight to control the Upper Cumberland River region. When Union Gen. George Crook arrived in Carthage to stay in 1863, he commandeered the . . . Map (db m68353) HM
9Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Smith County Veterans Memorial
On Main Street North just north of 2nd Avenue West, on the left when traveling north.
Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends. John: XV-13 American Revolution 1776-1783 War of 1812 and Seminole War Jeremiah Hall • Blackman Logan • Barry Parker • William Caldwell • . . . Map (db m157325) WM
10Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — The Carthage Christian Church1875-2004
On Main Street North at East Ward Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street North.
In 1875 on this site, stood a wooden framed building for use by the Carthage Christian Church at a later date. The church was changed from wood to brick during the 1920's, the congregation quickly grew. The increase in membership was due . . . Map (db m162283) HM
11Tennessee, Smith County, Carthage — Upper FerryOn the Cumberland River
On Upper Ferry Road west of Bypass Tennessee Route 25, on the right when traveling west.
As a major Cumberland River port with three landings, Carthage was strategically important to both Confederate and Union forces. The Upper Ferry and landing was located near the present Corps of Engineer boat ramp near Upper Ferry Road. . . . Map (db m68349) HM
12Tennessee, Smith County, Dixon Springs — 3B 39 — Captain James Bradley1763-1830
On Dixon Springs Highway (Tennessee Route 25) at Lovers Lane, on the right when traveling south on Dixon Springs Highway.
Bradley was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and settled in this area in 1798. He served at the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, during the Revolutionary War, and in February 1812 . . . Map (db m149879) HM
13Tennessee, Smith County, Dixon Springs — 3B 17 — Tilman Dixon
Near Dixon Springs Highway, on the right when traveling west.
Here this former Captain of the Revolutionary Army, from North Carolina, made the first settlement in this section about 1788-89. He is buried north of the house. The spring to the southeast, a noted immigrant camping place, gave Dixon Springs its . . . Map (db m145848) HM
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14Tennessee, Smith County, Lancaster — 3B 85 — Tennessee Central Crash Kills 10
On Lancaster Highway at Stewarts Bend Lane, on the right when traveling north on Lancaster Highway.
At this crossing on April 24, 1949; Tennessee Central Freight No. 81 struck a heavily loaded pickup truck killing ten members of the Bennett Family. The truck was pushed 100 yards west down the tracks. This became Smith County's worst tragedy in . . . Map (db m145758) HM
15Tennessee, Smith County, Riddleton — 3B 25 — Morgan's Ohio RaidJune 12, 1863
On Dixon Springs Highway (Tennessee Route 25) south of Old Tennessee 25 Loop, on the right when traveling north.
Crossing Cumberland River near Rome, Morgan's Cavalry Division bivouacked about 3 miles SW of here. Near here, about sundown, Lt. Col. W.W. Ward, with a detail from the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, captured a Federal wagon train with mail, property and . . . Map (db m149878) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023