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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grundy County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Grundy 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> Grundy County, TN (26) Coffee County, TN (67) Franklin County, TN (106) Marion County, TN (31) Sequatchie County, TN (5) Warren County, TN (35)  GrundyCounty(26) Grundy County (26)  CoffeeCounty(67) Coffee County (67)  FranklinCounty(106) Franklin County (106)  MarionCounty(31) Marion County (31)  SequatchieCounty(5) Sequatchie County (5)  WarrenCounty(35) Warren County (35)
Altamont is the county seat for Grundy County
Adjacent to Grundy County, Tennessee
      Coffee County (67)  
      Franklin County (106)  
      Marion County (31)  
      Sequatchie County (5)  
      Warren County (35)  
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1 Tennessee, Grundy County, Altamont — Altamont, Tennessee World War Veterans Memorial
Erected by the Town of Altamont, in memory of the boys from Grundy County, who gave their lives in the service of their country. World War I Fults, Henry • Hargis, Marion Dolph • Kilgore, George • Lusk, Harvey • Patton, Harris • . . . Map (db m150463) WM
2 Tennessee, Grundy County, Altamont — 2E 51 — Forrest's Murfreesboro RaidJuly 10, 1862
Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade, having left Chattanooga July 9, bivouacked here enroute to his capture of Murfreesboro. The Brigade then consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgis Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodard's Kentucky . . . Map (db m25919) HM
3 Tennessee, Grundy County, Altamont — Grundy County Confederate Memorial
To the memory of all men, women, and children from Grundy County that contributed to the defense of their homeland during the War for Southern Independence Reverse: “Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle . . . Map (db m150461) WM
4 Tennessee, Grundy County, Altamont — In Memory of LTJG William (Billy) E. Stulce
In memory of LTJG William (Billy) E. Stulce U.S. Navy from Daisy, Tennessee, who gave his life in the performance of his duty on the 18th of September 1945. While flying on a routine mission LTJG Stulce's F6F Hellcat fighter plane caught . . . Map (db m150464) WM
5 Tennessee, Grundy County, Altamont — Korean and Vietnam Conflicts Memorial
[Center] Erected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars & the American Legion posts of Grundy County in memory of the Grundy County servicemen, who gave their lives in the Korean & Vietnam conflicts. Greater love has no man than this, . . . Map (db m150465) WM
6 Tennessee, Grundy County, Beersheba Springs — 2E 25 — Beersheba Inn
1/4 mile southeast. In 1837 several log structures were built and later joined together. Later buildings of handmade brick were added. Enlargement to present form was made by Col. John Armfield in 1857. In antebellum days the courtyard was the scene . . . Map (db m25917) HM
7 Tennessee, Grundy County, Beersheba Springs — 2E 52 — Forrest's Murfreesboro RaidJuly 10, 1862
Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade passed here enroute to its junction with additional units, to be followed by a further advance on the Federal garrison and stores at Murfreesboro. Leaving Chattanooga on July 9, the brigade here consisted of the . . . Map (db m25918) HM
8 Tennessee, Grundy County, Beersheba Springs — 2E 42 — Mary Noailles Murfree1850-1922
Described as "Tennessee's foremost woman writer of fiction." she used the pen name Charles Egbert Craddock for over thirty years. The Tennessee mountains and the Civil War were used as the settings for her novels and short stories, and she gathered . . . Map (db m25915) HM
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9 Tennessee, Grundy County, Coalmont — 2E 86 — Creighton's StoreCoalmont, TN
Established in the early 1900s, Creighton & Sons General Store was owned and operated by three generations. It was a Sears building delivered to Coalmont on the “Mountain Goat” train and assembled on site. The first storekeeper was . . . Map (db m167626) HM
10 Tennessee, Grundy County, Coalmont — 2E 85 — United Methodist ChurchCoalmont, Tennessee — Circa 1916 —
The Methodist Episcopal Church, as it was known at that time, was established on August 18, 1916. The Sewanee Fuel & Iron Company conveyed one acre of land to the church. Dedicated in the spring of 1917, the church's original founders included W. M. . . . Map (db m167623) HM
11 Tennessee, Grundy County, Gruetli/Laager — 2E 43 — Gruetli
Apparently named for a commune in the canton of Glarus, Switzerland, it was founded by Peter Staub, native of that locality, and 100 Swiss families who bought land here, on April 11, 1869. Since 1880, normal increases in population and the desire . . . Map (db m151965) HM
12 Tennessee, Grundy County, Gruetli-Laager — 2E 71 — Melchior Thoni, Jr1849 - 1926
One of the original Swiss settlers of Gruetli in 1869, Melchior Thoni become one of the most famous woodcarvers of Tennessee, executing carvings in the old Governor’s Mansion and the altar of Christ Church in Nashville. About 1880, among his many . . . Map (db m60430) HM
13 Tennessee, Grundy County, McMinnville — Northcutts Cove Chapel
The Northcutts Cove Chapel is the oldest standing meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) in the Southeastern United States. The building was constructed and paid for by local members, friends, and . . . Map (db m150455) HM
14 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle — 2 E 4 — Grundy County / Marion County
Grundy County Established 1844; named in honor of Felix Grundy of Virginia. Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; Rep. in Congress from Tenn. 1811-1814; U.S. Senator 1829-38. Attorney Gen. in President Van Buren's Cabinet. At the time . . . Map (db m150469) HM
15 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle — 2E 75 — Highlander Folk School1932-1962
In 1932, Myles Horton and Don West founded Highlander Folk School, located ½ mile north of this site. It quickly became one of the few schools in the South committed to the cause of organized labor, economic justice. and an end to racial . . . Map (db m150471) HM
16 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle — 2E 76 — Monteagle Sunday School Assembly
MSSA differed from other Chautauquas and is significant is that it was ecumenical from the beginning. Known as the Chautauqua of the South, it has conducted annual assemblies for religious and educational programs without interruption since 1883. In . . . Map (db m56195) HM
17 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle — 125 — The AmphitheaterMoses Rock and Pavilion — 1883-1900 —
The Amphitheatre, facing south on the hill north of this marker, was completed for the opening of the first assembly on July 17, 1883. It was built under the supervision of William Webster, landscape engineer of Rochester, New York, who came to . . . Map (db m231155) HM
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18 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle — Trail of TearsBell Removal Route
On October 11, 1838, the last group of 650-700 treaty party Cherokees (so-called), led by conductor John A. Bell, also Cherokee, left Ft. Cass in Charleston, TN, headed for their new homes in the West. With them was U.S. Army LT. Edward Deas, . . . Map (db m167640) HM
19 Tennessee, Grundy County, Monteagle, Monteagle Assembly — The Dawn Redwood of Monteagle — Tennessee Landmark and Historic Trees —
The Dawn Redwood trees (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) found here are some of the oldest known trees in the world. The species has been found in fossils dating back 100 million years ago and was once native to most of North America. It was thought to . . . Map (db m231157) HM
20 Tennessee, Grundy County, Pelham — 2E3 — Grundy County
Established 1844: named in honor of Felix Grundy of Virginia. Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; Rep. in Congress from Tenn. 1811-1814. US Senator 1829-38. Attorney Gen. in President Van Buren's Cabinet. At the time of his death in 1840, . . . Map (db m26596) HM
21 Tennessee, Grundy County, Pelham — Struggling Through the MountainsCivil War in the Southern Cumberlands
The beautiful but rugged landscape of the Southern Cumberlands created a transportation nightmare for both Union and Confederate commanders as they struggled to move men and supplies through the area. The Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad provided . . . Map (db m181105) HM
22 Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City — Christ Church EpiscopalSoutheast Tennessee Religious Heritage Trail
The Episcopal Church was slow to start in Tennessee with the first congregation dating from 1827 and the first Bishop, James H. Otey, consecrated in 1834. At the beginning of the Civil War there were only 27 clergymen and 1500 communicants in the . . . Map (db m194424) HM
23 Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City — 2E 58 — Fiery Gizzard
Nearby, in the early 1870’s, a crude experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel E. Jones for the Tennessee Coal and Railroad Company. Called “Fiery Gizzard”, the furnace was to determine if coke burned from local coal was of . . . Map (db m60429) HM
24 Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City — 2E 61 — Lone Rock Coke Ovens
The Tennessee Coal and Iron Company in 1883 built 120 coke ovens 6 miles east to help supply its growing iron works. The company contracted with the state, and convicts worked the ovens until 1896. On August 13, 1892, Tracy City miners, who opposed . . . Map (db m60428) HM
25 Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City — Roho The Coalminer
The Miner's Legacy of Hard Work, Devotion To Family, Concern for Community, and Patriotism Has Had A Continuous Influence On Succeeding Generations To Honor Them And Preserve The Memory Of Their Contribution The Town Of Tracy City Dedicates This . . . Map (db m86246) HM
26 Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City — The Marugg Company
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1873Map (db m194421) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024