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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, TN (44) Cocke County, TN (17) Grainger County, TN (18) Hamblen County, TN (40) Knox County, TN (241) Sevier County, TN (111)  JeffersonCounty(44) Jefferson County (44)  CockeCounty(17) Cocke County (17)  GraingerCounty(18) Grainger County (18)  HamblenCounty(40) Hamblen County (40)  KnoxCounty(241) Knox County (241)  SevierCounty(111) Sevier County (111)
Dandridge is the county seat for Jefferson County
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Tennessee
      Cocke County (17)  
      Grainger County (18)  
      Hamblen County (40)  
      Knox County (241)  
      Sevier County (111)  
 
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1 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Attack on DandridgeJudicious Withdrawal
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m69520) HM
2 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 49 — Battle of DandridgeDec. 24, 1863
A critical point in the bitter cavalry actions during Longstreet's withdrawal to winter quarters near Morristown. The 1st Brig., 1st Cav. Div., Army of the Cumberland, coming from the NW through Dandridge, was attacked at Hays' Ferry, four mi. NE, . . . Map (db m82195) HM
3 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Battle of Hay's FerryFighting for Food
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m69526) HM
4 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Blant’s HillHolding the Line
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m151536) HM
5 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Bridging the French Broad River at Dandridge
A Bridge Over Time From 1942 to 1944, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) designed and built a new State Route 92 bridge over the French Broad River and Douglas Reservoir at Dandridge. The two-lane bridge was impressive for its time: 1,468 . . . Map (db m225850) HM
6 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 41 — Dandridge
Permanently settled 1783. Francis Dean built meeting house where Revolutionary Cemetery remains. Jan., 1793, commissioners of County Court, Jefferson Co., Territory South of the River Ohio, located county seat here. Dean donated land & Samuel Jack . . . Map (db m82196) HM
7 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Dandridge and the TVA: “Good News Came to Dandridge”
Powerful Transformations Named for First Lady Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, the town of Dandridge became the Jefferson County seat in 1793. Dandridge spent almost 150 years as the center of government and commerce in Jefferson County. A . . . Map (db m225853) HM
8 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 89 — David Crockett and Polly Finley Reported missing
Legendary frontiersman David Crockett and his first wife, Polly Finley, were married on August 14, 1806, at the home of Polly's parents, William and Jean Finley, one-fourth mile southeast of here. After the wedding, David and Polly lived in this . . . Map (db m80231) HM
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9 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m100483) HM
10 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m100826) HM
11 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 37 — HilldaleHouse Built in 1870 by William M. Hill
William M. Hill was a 1st Sergeant in the 9th Tennessee U.S. Cavalry during the Civil War and was a grocer in Dandridge the rest of his life. He began building this ‘Greek Revival’ style house in 1870 and, on 7 Jan 1871, was deeded the property . . . Map (db m225860) HM
12 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — In Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here
. . . Map (db m210348) WM
13 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone
Around 1820 to 1837, this large 38-inch diameter grindstone was used at John Cunningham (J.C.) Turnley's farm known as the Mill Place. J.C. Turnley was the founder of Oak Grove and built the Mill Place upstream from Hay's Ferry on the south side of . . . Map (db m118844) HM
14 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Jefferson County Jail1845-1935
First court house and jail erected on this site in 1815 – addition to jail erected in 1935 by Jefferson County in conjunction with Tennessee Emergency Relief Administration. Building committee J.E. Swann CHM C.C. Luther Chilton Harry Vance Ben . . . Map (db m210333) HM
15 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 27 — McCuistionHouse Circa 1847
Samuel Scott McCuistion was born August 12th, 1817 on the waters of Long Creek near Finley’s Gap in Jefferson County. He never married and died January 13th, 1893. He inherited Davy Crockett’s first rifle from his father James who had bought it . . . Map (db m225856) HM
16 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Pine Chapel
"In commemoration of Pine Chapel Cemetery one half mile north of this spot, and Pine Chapel Methodist Church on this spot about 1787, together with Pine Chapel School House near this spot, being the first public institutions in the Wilderness. . . . Map (db m28571) HM
17 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 47 — Samuel McSpadden
Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gunpowder to New Orleans, where General Andrew . . . Map (db m80438) HM
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18 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 26 — Seabolt / HarrisHouse Circa 1848
John Seabolt was a local businessman who manufactured building and decorative red brick. The material was of the finest quality as well as the construction techniques. The walls are three brick thick which is a testament to the excellent . . . Map (db m225859) HM
19 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 87 — Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30-by-60-foot shed, 4,000 cases of tomatoes were . . . Map (db m28296) HM
20 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 90 — The Dike That Saved Dandridge
A portion of the town of Dandridge would have been flooded by the waters of Douglas Lake if the Tennessee Valley Authority had not built a dike. The top of the dike is an elevation of 1009 feet, seven feet above the dam's crest gates. All of the . . . Map (db m225855) HM
21 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge, Jefferson City — The Great Indian Warpath
"Along the vallies of what is now East Tennessee and South-western Virginia, lay the great route and thoroughfare between the northern and southern Indians, in their intercourse with distant tribes, in the hunting excursions, in their . . . Map (db m220472) HM
22 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — 1C83 — Battle of Mossy CreekDecember 29, 1863
Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along . . . Map (db m28311) HM
23 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — 1C42 — Carson - Newman College
½ mi. Following organizational meetings in 1849, this was chartered as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in 1851. It closed 1861-65, its buildings being occupied and badly damaged by Federal troops in that period. Resuming operation in . . . Map (db m28488) HM
24 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — 1E 123 — Cox Millca. 1792
A Revolutionary War veteran wounded at the Battle of King's Mountain on October 1, 1780, William Cox Sr. built Cox Mill, a grist mill, on this site about 1792. He was an "Overmountain Man" living in Watauga in 1775. As a delegate from Washington . . . Map (db m84368) HM
25 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — First National Bank1930s
The old First National Bank had a brief life on the north side of Main Street. Another bank, Citizen's Trust Company, operated on the east end of Main Street for about 20 years. It consolidated with First National Bank and moved across the street to . . . Map (db m190812) HM
26 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Godwin Brothers Building1900s
View of this building and others along North Depot Street (now Main Street) in the 1900s. You can see the name Godwin Bros located at the top of the building. Other businesses located in this row of buildings during the early years include Ingram . . . Map (db m190807) HM
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27 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Godwin Brothers Storefront1900s
J.W. Godwin and Oscar Godwin established Godwin Brothers, general merchants in this building in 1870. (Courtesy of Hele Jolley)Map (db m190808) HM
28 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Interior Mossy Creek Bank1920s
Mossy Creek Bank had a slogan of "Safe, Sound, Solid, Conservative". The bank advertised "Fire Proof Vault, Burglar Proof Safe and Time Locks" to solicit customers to open a bank account. Among the services offered were loans, stocks and bonds. One . . . Map (db m190811) HM
29 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Main Street1940s
There were a variety of businesses including the Melody Theater, First National Bank, Lloyd May Clothing Company and the J.B. Dick 5c & 10c Store. (Courtesy of Juanita Franklin)Map (db m190813) HM
30 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Main Street1940s
Looking East on Main Street you see a bustling downtown with retail stores, a theater and café. The Jefferson Theater shown in this image was located in this building. (Photo courtesy of Juanita Franklin)Map (db m190814) HM
31 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Mossy Creek / Jefferson City Train Depot1870-1985
John Roper Branner provided the land for the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Company to pass through Mossy Creek in 1858 as it completed its new route connecting Knoxville and Bristol. Branner stipulated that all passenger trains must stop in . . . Map (db m190810) HM
32 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Mossy Creek BankBuilt 1890
The old Mossy Creek Bank was located on Depot Street, which later became Main Street. It stood above the side walk between two large trees, wiht stone steps leading up to the door. The bank failed during the Depression after the stock marker crash . . . Map (db m190809) HM
33 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Mossy Creek EngagementBending but not Breaking
(preface) In November 1863, Confederated Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m70659) HM
34 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Mossy Creek Log SchoolhouseCirca 1850
Oldest log school in Jefferson County. Built by R.R. Bryant in 1850 for his and neighbors' children. He was the second president of Mossy Creek Baptist Seminary, later Carson~Newman University.Map (db m204560) HM
35 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Nelson Merry School
In the late nineteenth century, African-American members of the Baptist Church determined that a black college was needed in East Tennessee. The town of Mossy Creek (the former name of Jefferson City) was chosen as the ideal location. Thanks in . . . Map (db m232066) HM
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36 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Old Mossy Creek Mill1800s
Several grist mills operated in Mossy Creek. Sometime around 1835, George Branner built a gristmill on Mossy Creek's west bank near Glenmore Mansion. Over 30 years later, it had fallen into disrepair, but was revived by Frank Jarnagin. Later known . . . Map (db m190806) HM
37 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Old U.S. Post Office1900s
The U.S. Post Office in Mossy Creek/Jefferson City was on Branner Street, then moved to two other locations on Main Street (Depot Street) before moving to its present location on the corner of Old Andrew Johnson Highway and Russell Avenue. The Post . . . Map (db m190815) HM
38 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — 1C 94 — Sarah Swann Hall(1904)
Side 1 Sarah Swann Hall, Grand Lady of Carson~Newman University, has been "home" to generations of students. Colonel Alfred Reuben Swann (1843~1926), visionary Jefferson County businessman and Carson~Newman trustee, built this stately home . . . Map (db m108736) HM
39 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Jefferson City — Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner
For Black Methodist Episcopal Church, School, and Cemetery. Deeded 1867 to Trustees: John Roper • Jacob Branner • Joseph Peck • William Houston • Richard DanMap (db m107951) HM
40 Tennessee, Jefferson County, New Market — 1B52 — "Little Lord Fauntleroy" Reported missing
The author of this book, probably the most famous of her several works, spent her first winter in the United States in a small house which stood about 250 yards south. Besides this juvenile work, she was the author of numerous popular adult books . . . Map (db m100828) HM
41 Tennessee, Jefferson County, New Market — 1B51 — Frances Hodgson Burnett
In a log cabin which stood here, Frances Eliza Hodgson, newly from England with her family, spent the winter of 1865. She helped support her family with music lessons, also opened a "Select Seminary for Young People." Here she met Dr. Swan Burnett, . . . Map (db m28493) HM
42 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Strawberry Plains — 1E36 — McBee's Ferry Reported missing
1/2 mile NW, near the present railway bridge, this ferry was established by William McBee in the last decade of the 18th century. Many early travelers have, in their diaries, mentioned using it.Map (db m101788) HM
43 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Talbot — Kimbrough's CrossroadsConfederate Surprise
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m69548) HM
44 Tennessee, Jefferson County, White Pine — White Pine
White Pine derived its name from the white pine tree which stood here in 1893. The name was suggested by Richard White to satisfy government officials who requested a name to make the post office a legal reality. The original pine tree was destroyed . . . Map (db m208814) HM
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