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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lincoln County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Lincoln 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> Lincoln County, TN (55) Bedford County, TN (35) Franklin County, TN (106) Giles County, TN (73) Marshall County, TN (32) Moore County, TN (11) Limestone County, AL (90) Madison County, AL (196)  LincolnCounty(55) Lincoln County (55)  BedfordCounty(35) Bedford County (35)  FranklinCounty(106) Franklin County (106)  GilesCounty(73) Giles County (73)  MarshallCounty(32) Marshall County (32)  MooreCounty(11) Moore County (11)  LimestoneCountyAlabama(90) Limestone County (90)  MadisonCounty(196) Madison County (196)
Fayetteville is the county seat for Lincoln County
Adjacent to Lincoln County, Tennessee
      Bedford County (35)  
      Franklin County (106)  
      Giles County (73)  
      Marshall County (32)  
      Moore County (11)  
      Limestone County, Alabama (90)  
      Madison County, Alabama (196)  
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1 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — About the Sculpture / About the Artist
About the Sculpture The First Volunteer statue represents no specific individual. Instead, the sculpture embodies the volunteer spirit made synonymous with Tennessee during the War of 1812. To portray the typical citizen-soldier of the era, . . . Map (db m207968) HM
2 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson mobilized his army, Camp Blount, Oct 1813.Map (db m207927) WM
3 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Andrew Jackson
For Love of Family and Country Andrew Jackson lost his entire family-father, two brother, and mother-before his 15th birthday. His character was marked by an abiding hatred of the British inspired by his experiences during the . . . Map (db m207973) HM
4 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Bell's Route Trail of TearsMemphis-Lincoln Co.-Chattanooga
During 1837 and 1838, a forced removal plan of the native people was implemented consisting of the removal of the tribal people of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. Lieutenant Edward Deas, escorted one of the last groups to be . . . Map (db m75213) HM
5 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Birthplace of Ed Townsend — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Singer, songwriter, producer, attorney and educator, Ed Townsend remains best known for cowriting and coproducing half of Marvin Gaye's classic 1973 album, Let's Get It On. Over the course of a 50-year career, he wrote 250 published songs and . . . Map (db m196529) HM
6 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — 3G 11 — Camp Blount
Here in October, 1813, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson mobilized from the Tennessee militia a mounted brigade, an artillery company and an infantry division, about 3500 men, for punitive operations in Mississippi territory, now Alabama. Brig. Gen. John . . . Map (db m31813) HM
7 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — 3G 41 — Camp Blount
In September 1813 the Army of West Tennessee assembled at Camp Blount on the Elk River just north and east of these oaks. On October 7th, Major General Andrew Jackson arrived in Fayetteville to take command of the army which, included Sam Houston . . . Map (db m158777) HM
8 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Camp Blount & the "Tennessee Volunteers"
Camp Blount was one of the earliest and by far the largest muster site for "Tennessee Volunteers during the War of 1812 and the Creek War, as such it helped Tennessee earn its official nickname, "The Volunteer State." Between 1813 and 1815 . . . Map (db m207964) HM
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9 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Camp Blount Historic SiteTennessee’s War of 1812 and Creek Wars Memorial
Camp Blount was the rendezvous point and mustering ground for thousands of Tennessee militia serving under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812 and the Creek War. The State of Tennessee has preserved this site as a memorial to Tennesseans who . . . Map (db m207926) HM
10 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Carrying Fire and Sword
Massacre at Fort Mims The Creek civil war boiled over on August 30, 1813, when Red Stick Creeks attacked Fort Mims in present-day Alabama. Most of those killed were Creeks or spouses or children of Creeks who had accepted . . . Map (db m207969) HM
11 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Cascade
The cascade was built in April, 2000, using stones from the original bridge. Water flowing over this semicircular structure is being pumped from Norris Creek. It took two days, using modern equipment to set these stones. How do you think . . . Map (db m214796) HM
12 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Confederate Park
Confederate Park, the northeast corner of the courthouse yard, was deeded to the Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, by the Quarterly Court. The chapter unveiled the Confederate Monument on September 6, 1906. . . . Map (db m32103) HM
13 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Confederate Park Cannon
Manufactured by the Scott Foundry of Reading, Pennsylvania, in January 1865 and February 1866, these two cannons were cast as 10-inch muzzle loading smooth bore weapons. In 1876 rifled sleeves were inserted into the gun tubes reducing the barrel . . . Map (db m32304) HM
14 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Confederate Soldiers
(front) This carven stone is here to tell to all the world, the love we bear to those who fought, died and fell, whose battle cry was do and dare, who feared no foe but fared the fray, our gallant men who wore the gray. A tribute . . . Map (db m214895) WM
15 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — David "Davy" Crockett
Native Tennessean David Crockett was born in 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1811, he moved his wife, Polly, and two sons to Lincoln County, and in 1813 to Franklin County. When the Creek War started Crockett mustered into the . . . Map (db m207976) HM
16 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Douglas-Wyatt House
The National Register of Historic Places March 25, 1982 Douglas-Wyatt House Built by Hugh Bright Douglas Circa 1893 Owned by Don Wyatt Steamboat Gothic-Queen Anne VictorianMap (db m196509) HM
17 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Dr. Charles McKinney House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m196524) HM
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18 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Fayetteville Calaboose Door
This jail door is from the old city calaboose which was built in 1867. Cahoots Restaurant is located in this structure today. “Many a person has looked through these bars” Donated by Flo CarterMap (db m152126) HM
19 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Fayetteville Stone BridgeSafe Passage over the River
In 1862, Lincoln County and Fayetteville residents celebrated the completion of a local engineering marvel, a huge stone bridge over the Elk River, that they hoped would ensure the continual prosperity of this agricultural community. The 450-foot . . . Map (db m152122) HM
20 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Fayetteville Stone Bridge (Scale Replica)
This bridge, a 36 feet replica, was built in June 2000 as a memorial of the original stone bridge which spanned 450 feet across the Elk River. Its remnants can still be seen and are approximately 300 yards to the southwest of this location. . . . Map (db m152127) HM
21 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — 3G 36 — Hobbs Bridge Reported missing
The Hobbs Bridge once served as the river crossing here. Completed in 1891 at a cost of $7,329, the bridge was named for Pleasant Hobbs, a member of the Lincoln County Court. Only one of the original three steel trusses of the Hobbs Bridge . . . Map (db m195812) HM
22 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Horse Mounting Stones
These stones previously located on North Franklin Avenue were used by the early settlers of the town to mount their horses. Donated to Lincoln County by the John and Jerry McKinney families. 1980 County Judge Leonard B. Mansfield Plaque . . . Map (db m207985) HM
23 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — In Memory of James Taylor Crawford1903 -1977
This Tulip Poplar The State Tree of Tennessee Planted In Memory of James Taylor Crawford 1903-1977 Who served the people of Lincoln County as State Representative State Senator County Judge He was a lifelong . . . Map (db m207986) HM
24 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — In the National Spotlight
Tennesseans Push for War The War of 1812 and Creek War thrust Tennessee into the national spotlight. Tennessean Felix Grundy led the War Hawks, politicians who pushed the declaration of war against the British through Congress in June . . . Map (db m207965) HM
25 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — King's Mountain Messenger
Joseph Greer carried the message of the victory at King's Mountain to the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, thereby turning the tide of the revolution. D.A.R. 1780Map (db m214901) HM
26 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Lincoln County
In November 1809, thirteen years after Tennessee became a state, settlers of lower Bedford County saw the need to establish a new county which resulted in an act being passed by the General Assembly in Knoxville that a county, to be called . . . Map (db m191646) HM
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27 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Lincoln County in the Civil WarA Confederate Stronghold
Lincoln County was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. Local men formed companies for the Confederate army before Tennessee seceded. In April 1861, Col. Peter B. Turney organized the 1st Confederate Infantry Regiment (first in the state) . . . Map (db m82217) HM
28 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Martyred
On June 15, 1864, Thomas Massey, William Pickett, and Frank Burroughs were arrested and were to be executed without trial by Union General E.A. Payne for the alleged charge of bushwhacking. Hearing of the order, John Massey, the older brother of . . . Map (db m82218) HM
29 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — McKinney-Williams-Pitts House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior<,br> Dr. J. McKinney in 1827Map (db m196517) HM
30 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — 3G40 — Pioneer (Routt - Wells) Cemetery
Immediately to the east lies an old cemetery that was established at an early date along the Great Road to Twickingham, now Huntsville, Alabama, over which General Andrew Jackson and his volunteers marched in 1813 to the Creek War. Revolutionary . . . Map (db m30571) HM
31 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Preserving Camp Blount
Raising Awareness The significance of Camp Blount has been recognized for over a century. In 1913, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution marked the site with a boulder bearing a bronze plaque. In 1927, A.P. . . . Map (db m207967) HM
32 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — President Andrew Jackson
A National Hero Andrew Jackson's victories during the Creek War and the War of 1812 made him a national hero. A contemporary noted, "Only George Washington enjoyed a reputation of comparable scope.” For decades, the nation celebrated . . . Map (db m207966) HM
33 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial1775 - 1783
In recognition of the Patriots who Settled in Lincoln County, Tennessee Abbot, Drury• Armstrong, Thomas• Aslin, Thomas• Beard, William• Benson, Levin• Blackmore, George• Blackmore, George D.• Brandon, Josiah• Brown, . . . Map (db m207979) WM
34 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Robert E. Lee School and The James Moores Home
Historical Brick from Robert E. Lee School circa 1900 donated by Greenbank and The James Moores Home circa 1917 donated by Roy Cline Family A Fayetteville Main Street Project 2010 . . . Map (db m208854) HM
35 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Sam Houston
Black Raven Soon after Sam Houston's father died, his mother moved the family from Virginia to Maryville, Tennessee. Unhappy with life on the farm, fourteen-year-old Sam ran away from home to live with a Cherokee tribe. Black Raven, as . . . Map (db m207975) HM
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36 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — St. Paul AME Church
St. Paul AME Church has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior October 3, 2003Map (db m154303) HM
37 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — 3G 9 — Stone Arch Bridge
This is the largest of a number of dry-stone arch bridges which furnished the highways of Tennessee before the War Between the States. It was begun in 1858, and completed a short time before Tennessee seceded from the Union. It accommodated a . . . Map (db m152130) HM
38 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Tennessee Volunteers at Camp Blount
The Business of War Gov. Willie Blount's order calling out the militia brought fifty-five year old Robert Hays, Andrew Jackson's brother-in-law, back into service. Hays served as Muster Master and Inspector at the rendevous site named . . . Map (db m207971) HM
39 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — The Creek War
The Creek Civil War For years, the rift within the Creek Nation had grown ever wider. Some Creeks accepted the federal government's program of acculturation. The Red Sticks did not. The growing tension between the two factions erupted into . . . Map (db m207963) HM
40 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — The War of 1812
War with Great Britain Most Americans were fed up with Great Britain. Between 1808 and 1811, the British navy captured 6,000 American sailors and forced them to serve in the Royal Navy. The British also encouraged the Indian nations to take up . . . Map (db m207928) HM
41 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — The Wars of the Old Southwest
War of 1812 (1812-1815) Map on the left side of the panel is of the War of 1812 (1812-1815) Creek War (1813-1814) The map on the right side of the panel is of the Creek War (1813-1814)Map (db m207929) HM
42 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Trail of Tears Bell Removal Route
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 mandated the removal of all American Indian tribes cast of the Mississippi River to lands in the west. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 . . . Map (db m152128) HM
43 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — War Memorial for Lincoln County and City of Fayetteville
Honoring all who served and dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I and II, and in the Korean Conflict, Viet Nam whose patriotism is held in perpetual remembrance. Erected by the citizens of Lincoln . . . Map (db m214823) WM
44 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — William Hall
Frontiersman William Hall's family came to Tennessee in 1785 and settled near Bledsoe's Lick in Summer County. Two years later, hostilities between settlers and Indians escalated into war. Hall lost seven family members, including his . . . Map (db m207977) HM
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45 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Women of the Confederacy
To the women of the Confederacy, who kept intact the homes of the South, while the men of the South were fighting her battles, and who gave to their soldiers, their children, and their land the water of life, hope, and courage, this fountain is . . . Map (db m35800) HM
46 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Huntland — 2E 17 — Lincoln County / Franklin County
Lincoln County Established 1809; named in honor of Major Gen. Benjamin Lincoln of the Revolutionary Army. After service at Saratoga, he was put in Chief Command in the Southern Colonies. Later, he was Secretary of War under the Confederation, . . . Map (db m82219) HM
47 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Mulberry — Mulberry Confederate Memorial
. . . Map (db m196505) WM
48 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Mulberry — Whitaker/Motlow House
Circa 1846 has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m196477) HM
49 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Petersburg — Kings Mountain Messenger
Joseph Greer, age 26, son of Andrew Greer, an early member of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee, fought at the battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780. He alone made the overland trip from the battlefield to Philadelphia where he . . . Map (db m146818) HM
50 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Petersburg — 3G 15 — King's Mountain Messenger
About four miles northeast is buried Joseph Greer, son of Andrew Greer, an early member of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee. After fighting at King's Mountain, he made a rapid overland trip to Philadelphia, where he officially reported the . . . Map (db m31546) HM
51 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Petersburg — 3 G 19 — Lincoln County / Marshall County
Lincoln County Established 1809; named in honor of Major Gen. Benjamin Lincoln of the Revolutionary Army. After service at Saratoga, he was put in Chief Command in the Southern Colonies. Later, he was Secretary of War under the . . . Map (db m160583) HM
52 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Petersburg — Petersburg Colored Elementary School
Petersburg Colored Elementary School was the only African American School in Petersburg, Tennessee. It burned in 1944. The following year a new two-room school was constructed for students in grades first through eighth. To separate the student body . . . Map (db m196533) HM
53 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Taft — Alfred Bearden1811-1888
Born 1811 in South Carolina, a farmer, Renowned Gunsmith and a Past Master of Andrew Jackson Lodge #68 F & AM. Grandson of Revolutionary War Veteran John Bearden, Sr. Married in 1831 to Margaret Downing, buried at this site with four of their eleven . . . Map (db m72478) HM
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54 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Taft — Poor Farm Cemetery
The rocks were placed here as a memorial for about two hundred people buried in the grass lot located five hundred yards northwest of this location. No identification of graves or people remain. The boundary of this cemetery is marked by upright . . . Map (db m152133) HM
55 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Taft — 3G 38 — The Lincoln County Poor Farm1874-1961
The Lincoln County Poor Farm operated on 230 acres in these hills. Many lived and died here. Some 100 that died here are buried on the hillside 500 yards northwest of this location. No grave identifications remain. At minimal taxpayers' expense, . . . Map (db m207925) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023