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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dickson County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Dickson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dickson County, TN (40) Cheatham County, TN (16) Hickman County, TN (20) Houston County, TN (5) Humphreys County, TN (47) Montgomery County, TN (97) Williamson County, TN (409)  DicksonCounty(40) Dickson County (40)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  HickmanCounty(20) Hickman County (20)  HoustonCounty(5) Houston County (5)  HumphreysCounty(47) Humphreys County (47)  MontgomeryCounty(97) Montgomery County (97)  WilliamsonCounty(409) Williamson County (409)
Charlotte is the county seat for Dickson County
Adjacent to Dickson County, Tennessee
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Hickman County (20)  
      Houston County (5)  
      Humphreys County (47)  
      Montgomery County (97)  
      Williamson County (409)  
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1 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — 3E 30 — "Lonesome" Cabin
Built on the banks of Beaverdam Creek c. 1819-1820, “Lonesome” is a pioneer log cabin thought to be one of the oldest residences in Dickson County. It was built for William Austin (1790-1876), a veteran of the War of 1812, and his wife . . . Map (db m151413) HM
2 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — Cumberland Presbyterian Church Monument
This monument was erected by the Tenn. synod May 30, 1942 The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized Feb. 4, 1810 by Samuel King, Finis Ewing, Samuel McAdowMap (db m151472) HM
3 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — The CCC at Montgomery Bell
Reclaiming Nature In 1934, agents from the Resettlement Administration and the National Park Service visited Dickson County under petition by local business leaders to evaluate the area’s submarginal farmland and natural resources for a . . . Map (db m151473) HM
4 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — The Civilian Conservation Corps
Tennessee State Parks The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) played an important role in shaping the establishment and early growth of Tennessee's state parks. Fifteen of the first 25 parks received significant levels of design and construction . . . Map (db m151474) HM
5 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — The Civilian Conservation Corps and Montgomery Bell State Park
CCC companies 4497-SP-5 and 3464-NP-16 were among the many companies organized by the U.S.A. during the Great Depression to provide useful employment for thousands of people and at the same time to develop and save our natural resources. In . . . Map (db m151469) HM
6 Tennessee, Dickson County, Burns — 3E 11 — The Old Log House
Replica of the home of Rev. Samuel McAdow where he, together with Rev. Finis Ewing and Rev. Samuel King, founded the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Feb. 4, 1810. Outgrowth of “The Great Revival of 1800,” the new denomination arose to . . . Map (db m151470) HM
7 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — Civil War In Charlotte"Marauding gangs of Freebooters"
In 1860, 300 people lived in Charlotte, the Dickson County seat. During the war, the residents witnessed considerable military activity, beginning February 17, 1862, when Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest, arrived here to reequip his men and . . . Map (db m68958) HM
8 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — Fighting for FreedomPromise Land Civil War Heroes
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued January 1, 1863, authorized the recruiting of African Americans as United States soldiers. It inspired men, like brothers John and Arch Nesbitt, to join the U.S. Colored Troops and fight for their freedom. John . . . Map (db m81504) HM
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9 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — Harpeth ShoalsHazardous Navigation
After the fall of Fort Donelson in February 1862, Federal forces gained control of Nashville and transported most of their supplies to the city via the Cumberland River. Extending for five miles along the river here, the Harpeth Shoals made . . . Map (db m68962) HM
10 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — 3E 17 — Promise Land
In this locality shortly after the Civil War, freed slaves established Promise Land, the first African-American community of Dickson County. Early settlers were Nathan Bowen, Washington Vanleer, and two brothers, John and Arch Nesbitt. In time, the . . . Map (db m68961) HM
11 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — 3E 9 — Robert Nesbit
The former home of this pioneer is 0.2 miles north. Here, March 18, 1804, the first County Court of Dickson County met with Lemuel Harvey presiding. Other members were Montgomery Bell, Richard Napier, Jesse Craft. William Doak, William Teas, Gabriel . . . Map (db m151438) HM
12 Tennessee, Dickson County, Charlotte — To All Who ServedDeo Vindice
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Dickson County, TN. 11th Tennessee Infantry, Co. C. E. H. K 49th Tennessee Infantry, Co. B, D 50th Tennessee Infantry, Co. A 10th Tennessee Cavalry 24th Tennessee Sharpshooters Baxter’s . . . Map (db m81508) WM
13 Tennessee, Dickson County, Cumberland Furnace — 3E 16 — Cumberland Furnace Iron Plantation
One mile west, James Robertson purchased land in 1793 to build the first iron works west of the Cumberlands. In 1804, Montgomery Bell bought it and during the War of 1812 supplied Gen. Jackson's army with cannon shot. From 1825 to 1863, A. W. . . . Map (db m151422) HM
14 Tennessee, Dickson County, Cumberland Furnace — 1 — Drouillard House Reported unreadable
On the above hill overlooking the village sits the Drouillard Mansion. Built in 1868-1870 by James Pierre and Mary Florence Drouillard, it was Victorian designed in the pre-Civil War Italianate stvle like the summer homes Mary saw on her visits . . . Map (db m151430) HM
15 Tennessee, Dickson County, Cumberland Furnace — 4 — Hand House
The Hand House is a two-story brick I-house. It was built in the late 1820s and is one of the oldest buildings in Cumberland Furnace. The bricks in the three brick thick walls are handmade. It has served not only as a residence but a tavern as . . . Map (db m151426) HM
16 Tennessee, Dickson County, Cumberland Furnace — 7 — Stark's Cabin
The Stark's cabin is a single pen, one and one half story log cabin, approximately 18 ft. x 18 ft. It has dove tail notching and a cut stone chimney. The date of construction is unknown but believed to be during the first phase of Cumberland . . . Map (db m151425) HM
17 Tennessee, Dickson County, Cumberland Furnace — 5 — Thompson House
The Thompson House is a double pen log cabin. The basic log construction probably predates the Civil War. In the 20th century a wraparound porch, rear framed extension weatherboard and central shed dormer were added. All but the dormer were . . . Map (db m151429) HM
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18 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — 1950 Korean Conflict 1955/1964 Vietnam Era 1975
War Memorial Building Korean & Vietnam Dedicated to the memory of the men of Dickson County Tennessee Who gave their lives that freedom might live 1950 Korean Conflict 1955 Bennie E. Bellar Mack Cavender Jesse R. Cooksey . . . Map (db m125869) WM
19 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Camp GillemGillem Station
In 1864, just to your left, the Federal army established Camp Gillem to protect the locomotive yard here at Gillem Station. Both were named for Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, commander of the troops guarding and constructing the Nashville and Northwestern . . . Map (db m203665) HM
20 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Civil War on Yellow CreekA Guerrilla Sanctuary
During the Civil War, Yellow Creek's rough terrain and the widespread Confederate sentiment of its inhabitants provided a safe refuge for guerrillas operating in Dickson County and the surrounding area. Regular Confederate cavalry also came through . . . Map (db m151419) HM
21 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Civil War RailroadMile Post 42 / Smeedsville Station — Dickson Station —
Continued attacks by Confederate guerrillas destroying Union supply ships on the Cumberland River at Yellow Creek and Harpeth Shoals, as they attempted to supply Nashville, necessitated General U.S. Grant to authorize the construction of a safe . . . Map (db m81510) HM
22 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Cowan Lumber CompanyDickson Planing Mill Company — A.H.Leathers Manufacturing Company —
It is believed that this steam engine began its life of use in Dickson County here on this property by The Cowan Lumber Company. The company was established in June of 1923 and built many residential and commercial buildings (Dickson’s War Memorial . . . Map (db m124550)
23 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Craig Morgan
Country music star Craig Morgan is a Grand Ole Opry member who scored his first No. 1 hit in 2005 with "That's What I Love About Sunday." An Army veteran, he has played many overseas shows for service members and their families and has consistently . . . Map (db m221757) HM
24 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Dickson, Tennessee,100 Years 1899-1999
1899-Town grants railroad permission to build overpass/underground on Charlotte Street, the western edge of the city limits. 1900-Ordinance passed requiring all business to have board sidewalks * Population is 1363 residents 1901-Citizens vote . . . Map (db m124558) HM
25 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — First National BankNational Register of Historical Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m68930) HM
26 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Francis Craig
The first hit song recorded in Nashville was Francis Craig's "Near You." It became one of the most successful pop records of the pre-rock 'n' roll era. Craig, the Hermitage Hotel's house orchestra leader for 20 years, recorded "Near You" for . . . Map (db m221853) HM
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27 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — 3E 13 — Frank Goad Clement
Born on this site, June 1920, Clement spent his childhood in Dickson. Famous as an orator, he was three times elected Governor of Tennessee, for a two-year term in 1952 and for four-year terms in 1954 and 1962. Among the programs inaugurated during . . . Map (db m68933) HM
28 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Freedom Light
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for their countryMap (db m158740) WM
29 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — 3E 27 — Hampton School1907-1966
In 1907 Thomas E. Miller established Miller Academy for Black students, which was the forerunner of Hampton School. Miller served as the school's principal until 1919, when he moved to Illinois and the school closed. In 1922 the Dickson County . . . Map (db m151415) HM
30 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Irish ShantyOnly Boiling Eggs
On July 2, 1863, as Federal forces conducted a campaign to rid the Yellow Creek valley of Confederate guerrillas, a forward detachment of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry (US) rode up to a grocery store and tavern located about two miles to the west. The . . . Map (db m203666) HM
31 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — 3E 15 — James Worley
On this site, in 1844, Montgomery Bell named his last furnace for his faithful slave, James Worley. He aided Bell in selecting ore banks and water powers, as well as in all his iron operations. As Bell's agent, he carried ironware to Cincinnati . . . Map (db m192692) HM
32 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — John Rich
Country music singer and songwriter John Rich was a member of Lonestar before forming Big & Rich. He has also been a solo artist, radio and television host, and entrepreneur. Outside of music, he has been active in politics and philanthropy. He . . . Map (db m221855) HM
33 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Mile Post 42The U.S. Military Railroad Reported missing
The railroad in front of you was part of a vital transportation network for the Federal army during the Civil War. W.H. Crutcher had purchased 533 acres and constructed a sixteen-by-sixteen foot log structure here in December 1860. After occupying . . . Map (db m221758) HM
34 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — Mile Post 42U.S. Military Railroad
The railroad in front of you follows the route of a vital U.S. Army rail line constructed during the Civil War. After occupying Middle Tennessee in the spring of 1862, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's officers needed a reliable transportation link between . . . Map (db m221789) HM
35 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — 3E-18 — War Memorial Building
In 1929, the Tennessee State Legislature authorized a memorial building to honor sons and daughters of Dickson County who served in World War I and other wars. A Colonial Revival style structure designed by architect E. H. Woolwine and built by . . . Map (db m158683) HM
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36 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — World War I 1917-1919
This Tablet is erected in appreciation of the patriotism valor and fidelity of the boys of Dickson County who served their county in the World War 1917-1919 And To the sacred memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and laid down their . . . Map (db m124564) WM
37 Tennessee, Dickson County, Dickson — World War II 1940-1946
1940-1946 Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Dickson County, Tennessee who died that Freedom might live Adams, Carl Adcock, Curtis Ashworth, Fred W. Baker, William N. Bellar, Robert Black, James L. Bone, Thomas Bradford, Elmer . . . Map (db m124566) WM
38 Tennessee, Dickson County, White Bluff — 3 E8 — Birth of a Church
1.1 miles southwest is a restoration of the log cabin in which Finis Ewing, Samuel King and Samuel McAdow organized the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Feb 4, 1810. The congregation was made up of secedent members of the Presbyterian Church and . . . Map (db m143836) HM
39 Tennessee, Dickson County, White Bluff — McNairy’s AttackRaiding the Supply Trains
In May 1864, the Nashville and Northwestern Military Railroad was completed. The Federal high command hoped that the new line, running from the Tennessee River to Nashville, would provide safer and more effective transportation than either the . . . Map (db m143835) HM
40 Tennessee, Dickson County, White Bluffs — The Civil War in White BluffsBuilding the Railroad
In 1862, the extension of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad through White Bluffs to the Tennessee River brought not only growth to the area, but also chaos. Union forces stationed near here were responsible for constructing a depot, railroad . . . Map (db m143833) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023