“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Adams, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Robertson 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> Robertson County, TN (39) Cheatham County, TN (16) Davidson County, TN (1439) Montgomery County, TN (109) Sumner County, TN (135) Logan County, KY (59) Simpson County, KY (31) Todd County, KY (14)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  DavidsonCounty(1439) Davidson County (1439)  MontgomeryCounty(109) Montgomery County (109)  SumnerCounty(135) Sumner County (135)  LoganCountyKentucky(59) Logan County (59)  SimpsonCounty(31) Simpson County (31)  ToddCounty(14) Todd County (14)
Springfield is the county seat for Robertson County
Adams is in Robertson County
      Robertson County (39)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Davidson County (1439)  
      Montgomery County (109)  
      Sumner County (135)  
      Logan County, Kentucky (59)  
      Simpson County, Kentucky (31)  
      Todd County, Kentucky (14)  
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1 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — 1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store
This building served as a lodge, general store, and post office from 1859 until the 1950s. Today it serves as the Port Royal State Park Headquarters. The lower floor is divided into two rooms, the larger served as the general store and the . . . Map (db m82317) HM
2 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — Adams War Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country. PVT Oscar Porter, WWI • USN1 Lester Whitehead, WWII • Tech/4 George R. Walling WWII • PFC Mack D. Cavender Korea • LCPL Russell B. Corbin, Jr. Vietnam • PFC Clifton . . . Map (db m107592) WM
3 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — 3C 38 — Bell Witch
To the north was the farm of John Bell, an early, prominent settler from North Carolina. According to legend, his family was harried during the early 19th century by the famous Bell Witch. She kept the household in turmoil, assaulted Bell, and drove . . . Map (db m50725) HM
4 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — Fort RedmondRed River Blockhouse No. 1
The Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad was vitally important for transporting soldiers and supplies. Confederate forces constructed Fort Redmond to protect and defend the railroad bridge a mile northwest of here, near the confluence of the Red River . . . Map (db m82327) WM
5 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — 3C 45 — Port Royal
One mile N. at confluence of Red River and Sulphur Ford Creek is Port Royal, early center of commerce and manufacturing. It was settled in 1784 and nearby was Weld, the first court in Tennessee County, N.C. established in 1788. The Red River Baptist . . . Map (db m68619) HM
6 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — 3C 11 — Red River Church
1/2 mile from here is the present site of the Red River Baptist Church. Constituted July 25, 1791, its first location was 1 1/2 miles west, near the south bank of the Red River. It is the first church to be founded west of the Cumberlands. It was . . . Map (db m68617) HM
7 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — 3C 66 — Renfroe's Station
Established in 1780 as the first settlement in Montgomery County. Renfroe’s Station was located 1.4 miles northwest of here on the north side of the Red River at the mouth of Parson’s Creek. Moses Renfroe’s party broke from the John Donelson . . . Map (db m68635) HM
8 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — Stores of Port RoyalPort Royal State Historic Park
The earliest stores in Port Royal date back to the late 1790s, most of which were taverns and inns. Stores could thrive for many years due to the commerce brought in by the Great Western Road which passed through Port Royal. At various times the . . . Map (db m68632) HM
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9 Tennessee, Robertson County, Adams — The Town of Port RoyalPort Royal State Historic Park
Port Royal was one of the earliest towns in Tennessee. It began as a settlers fort around 1785 and was founded as a town in 1797, one year after Tennessee became a state. The town became a center of regional commerce and remained an important town . . . Map (db m68631) HM
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Feb. 23, 2024