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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Johnson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Johnson 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 Johnson County, TN (11) Carter County, TN (57) Sullivan County, TN (115) Ashe County, NC (20) Avery County, NC (18) Watauga County, NC (101) Grayson County, VA (30) Washington County, VA (106)  JohnsonCounty(11) Johnson County (11)  CarterCounty(57) Carter County (57)  SullivanCounty(115) Sullivan County (115)  AsheCountyNorth Carolina(20) Ashe County (20)  AveryCounty(18) Avery County (18)  WataugaCounty(101) Watauga County (101)  GraysonCountyVirginia(30) Grayson County (30)  WashingtonCounty(106) Washington County (106)
Mountain City is the county seat for Johnson County
Adjacent to Johnson County, Tennessee
      Carter County (57)  
      Sullivan County (115)  
      Ashe County, North Carolina (20)  
      Avery County, North Carolina (18)  
      Watauga County, North Carolina (101)  
      Grayson County, Virginia (30)  
      Washington County, Virginia (106)  
 
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1 Tennessee, Johnson County, Butler — 1A 138 — Old Butler / Watauga Academy
Old Butler The Old Butler site, which was located three miles southeast of here, is under Watauga Lake. Settled before 1770 by John Honeycutt, it was named for Judge R.R. Butler in 1868. The town, originally a farming, milling and mining . . . Map (db m157915) HM
2 Tennessee, Johnson County, Laurel Bloomery — 1A 40 — Laurel Bloomery
The first forge in this area was built about ˝ mile north on Laurel Fork in 1810. Later, two forges were built in the area west of here, the last in 1849. An orebank on Ackerson Creek, about 1 mile upstream, furnished ore for furnaces until . . . Map (db m104366) HM
3 Tennessee, Johnson County, Laurel Bloomery — Z-245 — Washington County, Virginia / TennesseeArea 604 square miles /
Washington County, Virginia Formed in 1776 from Fincastle, and named for George Washington. This county was the first locality named for him. General William Campbell, hero of King's Mountain, lived in this county. Emory and Henry College is in . . . Map (db m228773) HM
4 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Clarence "Tom" Ashley — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Clarence Earl McCurry was known professionally as both Clarence and Tom Ashley. His repertoire included many ancient Appalachian and early American songs, and he was the first to record “House of the Rising Sun.” He recorded from 1928 to 1933, . . . Map (db m157922) HM
5 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Fighting BushwhackersThe Civil War in Taylorsville
In 1861, Mountain City had a different name — Taylorsville — but this place had been the seat of Johnson County since 1836. Like other mountain areas, Johnson County strongly supported the Union. Late in 1862, Confederate authorities sent officers . . . Map (db m174272) HM
6 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A-105 — First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration1794–1994
Organized on April 20, 1794, the first Baptist congregation in Johnson County was known as the Roan Creek Church of Christ. Originally located near Shouns, the church sponsored by the congregation of the Three Forks Baptist Church in Watauga County, . . . Map (db m104362) HM
7 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Honor Roll"Lest We Forget" — 1917-1919 —
This tablet erected in honor of the men from Johnson County who answered their country’s call in the World War and in memory of those who died that liberty might live. Our Honored Dead Joseph Cowan • John Forrester • Elbert Grindstaff • . . . Map (db m211464) WM
8 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A 146 — Maymead Stock Farm
Settled in 1746 by Mathias Wagner, the farm has remained in his family. It is one of the largest operating farms in the state. The first incorporated farm in the state, Maymead Stock Farm is both a National Bicentennial Farm and a Tennessee . . . Map (db m157917) HM
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9 Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A-96 — Roderick Random Butler
Born in Wythesville, Virginia, April 8, 1827, he came to this county at the age of 14 as a tailor apprentice. During the Civil War, he served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry. First elected in 1867, he was for 10 years a member of . . . Map (db m104364) HM
10 Tennessee, Johnson County, Shady Valley — Backbone Rock
You are looking at Backbone Rock, known locally as the "Shortest Tunnel in the World". Around 1908, the Beaver Dam Railway Company blasted and drilled the tunnel to provide railroad access from Damascus into Shady Valley's rich manganese and . . . Map (db m211112) HM
11 Tennessee, Johnson County, Trade — 1A-102 — The Trading Ground
This gap on the overmountain Indian trail was used as a barter site by Indian traders before settlement. Later Daniel Boone, James Robertson and other pioneers used the Trade Gap. This easternmost settlement is one of the oldest in Tennessee.Map (db m104306) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2023