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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clarksville, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Montgomery 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> Montgomery County, TN (109) Cheatham County, TN (16) Dickson County, TN (40) Houston County, TN (5) Robertson County, TN (39) Stewart County, TN (91) Christian County, KY (30) Todd County, KY (14)  MontgomeryCounty(109) Montgomery County (109)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  DicksonCounty(40) Dickson County (40)  HoustonCounty(5) Houston County (5)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  StewartCounty(91) Stewart County (91)  ChristianCountyKentucky(30) Christian County (30)  ToddCounty(14) Todd County (14)
Clarksville is the county seat for Montgomery County
Clarksville is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (109)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Dickson County (40)  
      Houston County (5)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Stewart County (91)  
      Christian County, Kentucky (30)  
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1 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1808
Clarksville public square established between Spring Street and First Street.Map (db m179447) HM
2 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1878
A disastrous fire destroys fifteen acres of downtown Clarksville in one night.Map (db m179448) HM
3 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1928
Main and Franklin block divided to create present-day Legion Street and Strawberry Alley.Map (db m179449) HM
4 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1933 Swimming Pool & Bathhouse — Dunbar Cave
The Dunbar Cave and Idaho Springs Corporation was one of many commercial ventures to operate at the cave and mineral springs. They purchased the resort in 1932 and then completed several upgrades. They modernized the Idaho Springs Hotel, doubled . . . Map (db m225263) HM
5 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1971
Public square renovated to rejuvenate downtown businesses and increase real estate value.Map (db m179454) HM
6 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 1999
F5 tornado hits Clarksville, causing $72.7M in damage to more than 560 structures.Map (db m179450) HM
7 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 2017
Downtown Commons is established, ushering in a new era of prosperity in Clarksville.Map (db m179452) HM
8 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — A Mighty Wind... Community Unites To Rebuild — 1999 - 2002
Montgomery County's historic Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was severely damaged on January 22, 1999 by an F4 tornado that struck much of downtown Clarksville. More than 500 buildings were left in ruins and . . . Map (db m188824) HM
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9 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Affricanna Town — Refuge, Community, Independence
“A little distance from these barracks is a Negro village [Affricanna Town]. Those that are able to procure their own lumber are permitted to put up their own houses with little garden lots. The best class of negroes do this. Most of . . . Map (db m205379) HM
10 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 88 — Affricanna Town — 1864-1867
Following emancipation in Tennessee, freed people from surrounding areas took refuge inside U.S. military lines at Clarksville. Exercising their newfound freedom, they built a free, Black village near Dunbar Cave. A former enslaver called the . . . Map (db m205376) HM
11 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 53 — Archwood
Originally known as the Rexinger House, Archwood was built in 1878 by Samuel Rexinger, a former postmaster of Clarksville (1867-1883). In 1965, the private residence was sold to the State of Tennessee and became the property of Austin Peay State . . . Map (db m88872) HM
12 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Arlington Hotel
The Arlington Hotel, a three story brick building built in 1887, once occupied the northeast corner of this parking garage, fronting on North Second Street. Streetcars passed this modern hotel every fifteen minutes and porters from the Arlington, as . . . Map (db m122973) HM
13 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 83 — Asahel Huntington Patch / Patch Foundry — 1825-1909 / 1898-1955
Asahel Huntington Patch 1825-1909 A. H. Patch, born Nov 18, 1825, spent his early years on a rugged Massachusetts farm. Shelling by hand the flinty corn that grew in that area prompted the boy to dream of inventing a small sheller that . . . Map (db m165986) HM
14 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 50 — Austin Peay
Born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on June 1, 1876, he moved to Clarksville in 1896. Governor Peay practiced law here until he was elected governor in 1922. He was re-elected in 1924 and again in 1926 and served until he died in Nashville on October . . . Map (db m88860) HM
15 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 16 — Austin Peay State University
Established in 1926 as a normal school named for one of Tennessee's governors, its present title dates from 1966. The seven educational institutions preceding it here were: Rural Academy, 1806-10; Mt. Pleasant Academy, 1811-24; Clarksville Academy, . . . Map (db m88880) HM
16 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 77 — Bailey Cobb Elementary School
In 1878 Montgomery County erected two schools on Franklin Street. One was the "colored elementary school," which opened a year later and taught grades one through eleven until 1922. In that year the county constructed Burt High School on adjacent . . . Map (db m145322) HM
17 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Battle of Riggins Hill — Fight for Control
In mid-August 1862, Confederate cavalry recaptured Clarksville to disrupt Union transportation on the Cumberland River to Nashville and to gather new recruits and supplies. Early in September, Union Col. William W. Lowe led 1,100 men including . . . Map (db m68651) HM
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18 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 52 — Bethel Meeting House
In 1812 pioneer preachers Peter Cartwright, Henry B. Bascom, and Thomas A. Morris preached to area settlers in a log structure at this site. Tradition has it that the Bell Witch attended a service here and at a meeting later that night quoted the . . . Map (db m103548) HM
19 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Blaze Consumes 15 Acres ... Downtown & Courthouse Destroyed — 1843-1879
On January 4, 1841, Commissioners John H. Poston, G. A. Henry, H. F. Beaumont, James McClure, James Reasons, Joseph Johnson, and Thomas W. Frazier were authorized to purchase a lot and contract for the building of the county's third Courthouse. On . . . Map (db m169079) HM
20 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Bringing the War to Clarksville
The Confederates The Confederate Engineers
Major Jeremy Gilmer and Edward Sayers A West Point-trained engineer from South Carolina, Gilmer was tasked by General Johnston to erect defenses in . . . Map (db m91998) HM
21 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Building Fort Sevier (Defiance)
Throughout history forts have been built to protect important sites. Civil War-era forts were generally masonry for seacoast fortifications. Earthen forts were predominant at inland locations, including Forts Donelson and Sevier . . . Map (db m92015) HM
22 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 75 — Burt High School
Burt High School, an African American school, opened in 1923 on E. Franklin Street. It was named for Dr. Robert T. Burt, an African American physician and influential resident who established Clarksville's first hospital. A new school was built on . . . Map (db m146025) HM
23 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 57 — Burt Home Infirmary
Established in 1906 by Dr. Robert T. Burt for African-Americans but open to all races, it was Clarksville's first and only hospital until 1916. Burt, born of ex-slave parents in 1873, died in 1955. He was a graduate of Meharry Medical College, . . . Map (db m136752) HM
24 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Catholic Church and Rectory
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m179472) HM
25 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 62 — Cave Johnson — 1793 - 1866
Cave Johnson served as a member of the first board of alderman of Clarksville which was incorporated in 1820. As a U.S. Representative from the state's Eighth District, he served in the Congress from 1829 to 1845. In 1845, under President James . . . Map (db m88856) HM
26 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Charlie Cushman — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Banjoist Charlie Cushman is chiefly renowned for his mastery of the Earl Scruggs style three-finger banjo technique. During his career, he has performed with Andy Griffith, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill, among many others. He is a . . . Map (db m169085) HM
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27 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Civil War in Tennessee — Invasion by River and Rail
The northern part of Middle Tennessee around Clarksville felt the hard hand of war early in the conflict. In February 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant led army and naval forces against Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the . . . Map (db m238031) HM
28 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 73 — Clarence Cameron White — Reported missing
Dr. Clarence Cameron White, born in Clarksville, Tennessee, rose to international prominence as a violinist, composer, educator and conductor. He studied composition with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and violin with Michael Zacherewitsch. White taught at . . . Map (db m174603) HM
29 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Clarksville Federal Building
. . . Map (db m179517) HM
30 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Clarksville in the Civil War — Changing Hands
Clarksville, a communication and transportation center was strategically significant because of the Cumberland River and the Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Railroad. The area’s rich agricultural produce—grain, livestock, tobacco, and . . . Map (db m68639) HM
31 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 89 — Clarksville's Slave Market
Prior to the Civil War, kept in a pen located on this corner, enslaved people waited to be sold at auction at the county courthouse. Prior to the fire of 1878, the courthouse stood on the north side of Franklin Street between 1st and . . . Map (db m205396) HM
32 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Country Woman's Club
is listed by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior November 27, 1927Map (db m179486) HM
33 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Disaster Strikes Again ... Courthouse Rises from Ashes — 1900-1999
Yet again history was repeated when fire damaged the County's Courthouse on March 12, 1900. The upper floor of the 1879 building was destroyed and fell through to the first floor. The fire was believed to have started in the southeast section of the . . . Map (db m169084) HM
34 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dog Hill — Architectural District & Spur Line Park
The Spur Line Park was conceived to preserve and enhance a portion of a historic area within the city and interpret its unique connection with rail and water transportation. The development of railroad and river commerce was essential to . . . Map (db m122959) HM
35 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Drane-Foust House
The Drane-Foust House, built on this spot circa 1895, was an architecturally significant residence that featured a transitional design between the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles of that era. The two-story weatherboarded house contained . . . Map (db m165995) HM
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36 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave — An African American Space
From 1785 until 1864, more than one hundred African Americans were enslaved at the plantation that included Dunbar Cave. For these people, Dunbar Cave was a place of work. Hogs were often slaughtered at the mouth of the cave, and the meat stored . . . Map (db m205377) HM
37 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave — There is Power in a Name
Whether it is a name we are given, or one we choose for ourselves, names are one of the important parts of human identity. Below are the names of enslaved people on the plantation that included Dunbar Cave. As you read their names, think about their . . . Map (db m205380) HM
38 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave — TN Music Pathways —
Dunbar Cave was a popular resort for many years prior to becoming a state park. Beginning in 1875, investors created opportunities to stay at Dunbar Cave and the nearby Idaho Springs. People were attracted by the perceived medicinal qualities of the . . . Map (db m213648) HM
39 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave Through the Years
Dunbar Cave was once a "show cave, used for entertainment such as music and dancing, and the subject of many local postcards. natural air conditioning was provided by cool air flowing out of the cave. Captions A wooden "dancing . . . Map (db m225267) HM
40 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave: a place of abundant life
The first part of the cave has light, temperature differences, and some protection from weather. As you look into the cave, you see the twilight zone, with less light and temperature change. Many plants and animals live in or visit the entrance and . . . Map (db m225274) HM
41 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave: The Resort Years
Photo Captions Upper Left: Wooden dance floor with seating early 1900's. In the 1880's, grain was spread on the floor for "bran dances", and social activities such as teas and bridge games took place in the cool cave entrance. Sick . . . Map (db m225273) HM
42 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Dunbar Cave's Swan Lake
Originally a small stream came out of the cave. It was dammed in 1926 to make "Swan Lake", which was enlarged in 1933. Human activities on the surface such as building and farming deposit silt in the lake, making it shallow and allowing plants . . . Map (db m225275) HM
43 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 14 — Emerald Hill
Here was the home of Gustavus Henry (1804-1880). For three years a member of the Kentucky Legislature, he later served a term in the Tennessee Assembly. He represented Tennessee in the Senate of the Confederate States of America during the entire . . . Map (db m54963) HM
44 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — First Court House
This stone commemorates First Court House A rude log house on Public Square 1788 - 1811 The Old Stockade Southwest from this pointMap (db m68640) HM
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45 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — First Courthouse Established ... Tennessee Awaits Statehood — 1796-1811
Clarksville, located along the banks of the Cumberland River, was established by John Montgomery and Martin Armstrong in 1784, before Tennessee became a state. It was governed by the Clarksville Compact of 1784 and named for General George Rogers . . . Map (db m169076) HM
46 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Fort Defiance — Defending the River
These are the remnants of Union Fort Bruce. In September 1861, the Confederate defense line in the western theatre extended from Columbus Kentucky, to Cumberland Gap in East Tennessee. It included most of the Cumberland River and protected the . . . Map (db m91997) HM
47 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Fort Defiance — Fort Bruce — 1861 - 1865 —
An earthworks fort hastily erected by confederate forces in the winter of 1861-62. Fort Defiance surrendered to Union gunboats in Feb. 1862. Renamed Fort Bruce and continually manned by federal forces from Oct. 1862 to Sept. 1865, the fort was . . . Map (db m173081) HM
48 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Fort Defiance Interpretive Center — City of Clarksville, Tennessee
The history of Clarksville unfolded on this site. Recipients of land grants from the American Revolution built settlements along the Cumberland and Red Rivers and with them, came early trade. As the Civil War moved closer, Clarksville, with its . . . Map (db m92027) HM
49 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Forts Versus Ironclads
The Confederate response to Union gunboats on the western rivers was to build a series of forts. The better forts were built on higher ground allowing for "plunging fire" upon Union ships. Forts Sevier, Clark, and Terry in Clarksville were . . . Map (db m92018) HM
50 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Frank Spencer Sutton
Frank Spencer Sutton October 23, 1923 - June 28, 1974 Actor, Veteran, Patriot Most noted for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter in the mid-1960s television series, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." This statue was made possible . . . Map (db m192622) HM
51 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Freedmen School and Church
Upon the surrender of Clarksville to Union forces in 1862, freed slaves from the surrounding area encamped near Fort Defiance seeking the protection of Union Soldiers. After the war, the Freedmen began their own community in the area near the . . . Map (db m173090) HM
52 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Freedmen's Camp and the USCT
Wars generate refugees, and the Civil War was no exception. After Union forces took control of Clarksville and New Providence in early 1863 many escaped slaves and a few uprooted white Unionists came here for protection and assistance. They . . . Map (db m92026) HM
53 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Freedom Light
(north side): Pillar of Cloud - Pillar of Fire Gregg Schlanger 2004 (south side): Dedicated to those patriots who lit the flame of freedom with their lives and to those who continue to fuel the flame with selfless . . . Map (db m188825) WM
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54 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Grand Judicial Building Constructed ... Citizens Celebrate — 1879-1900
The present day Courthouse, the county's fourth, was designed by G. W. Bunting of Indianapolis; however, C. G. Rosenplanter was appointed supervising architect soon after the plan was adopted. It was he who supervised the work to completion by the . . . Map (db m169080) HM
55 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Historic Mount Olive Cemetery — 1817 - 1958
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m208862) HM
56 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 63 — Horace H. Lurton — 1844-1914
Horace H. Lurton was a Confederate soldier, prisoner of war, lawyer, and the first president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank. A member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, in 1893 he became its Chief Justice. Appointed by President Grover . . . Map (db m88881) HM
57 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — In Memory of Colonel Valentine Sevier
First settler of Clarksville Tenn. and his four sons three of whom were killed in 1792 and one in 1794 by the Indians and to other pioneers of this county who lost their lives in this manner.Map (db m122965) HM
58 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — IOOF Tennessee Odd Fellows Home Cemetery — Since 1898
This marker is to honor the thousands of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Tennessee (past and present) who have supported the Odd Fellows Home of Tennessee (1898-1948) and this cemetery, established in 1898. It also honors the hundreds of boys and girls . . . Map (db m205400) HM
59 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Jimi Hendrix — Tennessee Music Pathways —
“The most gifted instrumentalist of all time … an influence on guitarists everywhere -- a psychedelic rock pioneer whose work and approach touches all styles of music.” (The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) Although Hendrix vaulted to stardom in England . . . Map (db m212753) HM
60 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — John Montgomery Statue
This statue honors John Montgomery, for whom Montgomery County is named. While on a long hunters' expedition, Montgomery claimed Clarksville, Tennessee’s second oldest city, so named for Gen. George Rogers ClarkMap (db m82304) HM
61 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 82 — Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906)
Born on May 29, 1831, in Montgomery County, Joseph Buckner Killebrew was an ardent advocate for extending public education, encouraging immigration to the South, developing natural resources for industrialization and improving agriculture, all of . . . Map (db m145132) HM
62 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 13 — Kennedy & Glenn's Bank
This private bank was founded in a brick building on the west side of the Public Square in April 1854, and shortly thereafter incorporated as the Northern Bank of Tennessee. During the War Between the States its funds and securities were smuggled to . . . Map (db m88868) HM
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63 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 58 — Lafayette's Tour — Mapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On May 6, 1825, General Lafayette was welcomed in Clarksville as he descended the Cumberland River aboard the steamboat Mechanic.Map (db m205397) HM
64 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Legion Street
In the early 1920's, the area from Public Square to Second Street known as Strawberry Alley, was widened and extended to Third Street and the area designated Legion Street to honor the veterans of World War I. In 2008, under the leadership of Mayor . . . Map (db m103549) HM WM
65 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Life as a Garrisoned Union Soldier
It has often been said of the Civil War soldier that life consisted of moments of sheer terror followed by months of sheer boredom. For the garrisoned soldier, it tended more towards boredom. For many Union garrisons occupying Clarksville, . . . Map (db m92021) HM
66 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Madison Street Methodist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m179466) HM
67 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 69 — Montgomery County Courthouse
The Montgomery County Courthouse was erected in 1878-79 after fire destroyed the courthouse of 1843. In 1900 the courthouse was damaged by fire but was rebuilt. In 1999 an F3 tornado struck Clarksville, severely damaging the courthouse. The interior . . . Map (db m88866) HM
68 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Montgomery County Soldiers And Sailors World War I Monument
In honor of Montgomery County's Soldiers and Sailors, World War 1917-1918 World War I Doughboy Dedicated June 9, 1929 Restored and re-dedicated by the City of Clarksville, April 15, 2010 To those who fell and those who served: . . . Map (db m106096) WM
69 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Mrs. Josiah Morrison / Nancy Wells — Granddaughter of Haydon Wells
Nancy Wells Morrison's marker, similiar to Josiah's stood here until the 1930's; a picture taken at the time of Clarksville's Sesquicentennial shows broken stone piled up behind Josiah's. In tribute to Nancy, a strong Methodist, and her . . . Map (db m164935) HM
70 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Native American use of the cave entrance
Native Americans at various times over 12,000 years lived in Dunbar Cave, used it for storage, mined minerals from it, or entered it on a spiritual journey. Artifacts found during an archaeological dig here in 1978 and cave art tell us how it was . . . Map (db m225271) HM
71 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Nature's Fury / Fire & Wind — A Terrible Threat & a Frightful Force
From its beginning, Clarksville has been plagued with destructive fires. In the early 1830s, the city ordered the delivery of four 35-foot ladders and a fire cistern on Public Square. Each building owner on Public Square was required to equip their . . . Map (db m169068) HM
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72 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Nature's Fury / Water ... Always a Powerful Presence
Since its founding in 1784, along the banks of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, Clarksville has always been subject to major natural disasters. However, the community has always managed to pull together and respond with determination. Throughout . . . Map (db m169087) HM
73 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Nora
Andrea Lugar, sculptor • Bronze casting by Lugar Foundry Dedicated April 19, 2007 with appreciation to the following contributors: Rivers and Spires Festival • The Gannett Foundation • The Leaf-Chronicle • The Network • Montgomery County . . . Map (db m169067) HM
74 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 49 — Old Post House
Located at Oak Grove, midway between Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the Old Post Office served as a stop for the triweekly stagecoaches which operated between Nashville and the Ohio River towns. This building was erected in the 1830's or . . . Map (db m76463) HM
75 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 18 — Pioneer Newspaper
  First launched as a weekly under the name of The Chronicle by Francis Richardson in 1808, it merged with its younger rival, The Tobacco Leaf, at an unknown later date. It is believed to be middle Tennessee's oldest newspaper.Map (db m89078) HM
76 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Recapture of Clarksville — Confederate Occupation
On August 18, 1862, Union-occupied Clarksville came under attack from Confederate forces to disrupt river traffic. The town was still very much a pro-Confederate hotbed of guerilla activity and the focus of Confederate cavalry raids. Confederate . . . Map (db m68636) HM
77 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 74 — Reuben Ross — 1776-1860
One and a half miles north was the home of Reuben Ross, who came to Montgomery County in 1807. By 1808 he was leading numerous Baptist churches in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Contributing significantly to the settlement of the area, . . . Map (db m146184) HM
78 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 55 — Riverview Cemetery
Men of all American wars are interred here on land once owned by Valentine Sevier (1747-1800), who was the first person buried here. Many pioneers and 19th century citizens, including Revolutionary War soldier Robert Nelson, are buried here. One . . . Map (db m76512) HM
79 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 51 — Robert Loftin Newman — (1827-1912) —
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Newman moved with his family to Clarksville when he was eleven. He studied art in New York, England, and France. Nationally recognized for his work, over 190 of his paintings have been located. Newman served as a . . . Map (db m88871) HM
80 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Roy Acuff — Dunbar Cave
Roy Acuff, "The King of Country Music", is considered by many to be the father of the genre. Acuff and his band, the Smoky Mountain Boys, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938 and became one its most popular acts. They brought what was then known as . . . Map (db m225279) HM
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81 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Sevier Station
The site of this historic stone structure, in addition to nearby Fort Defiance and a large portion of present-day New Providence, encompasses a 640-acre Revolutionary land grant purchased by early Tennessee settler Valentine Sevier. Sevier founded a . . . Map (db m89075) HM
82 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Site of Montgomery County College
1848 Montgomery Masonic College First Institution for Higher Learning in Montgomery Co. 1855 Stewart College Map (db m89081) HM
83 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 59 — Smith-Trahern Mansion — c. 1859
This mansion was built by Christopher H. Smith noted tobacco exporter and businessman. The home reflects the style between Greek Revival and Italianate popular in the 1850's. It is believed that architect Adolphus Heiman designed the building. The . . . Map (db m76510) HM
84 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 79 — St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Founded by the Tennessee Freedman's Bureau. St. John Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1866 on the corner of Ford and St. John Street in a small house with a small congregation of formerly enslaved persons. Its first pastor, Henry Wilcox, . . . Map (db m104735) HM
85 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — St. Peter African Methodist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m179469) HM
86 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 81 — Steve Enloe Wylie — 1911-1993
Born May 7, 1911 in Clarksville, Tennessee, and reared on Cedar Street, Steve Enloe Wylie, attended segregated Burt School for both his primary and secondary education. While attending school, he played semi-pro baseball for the Clarksville Stars . . . Map (db m148358) HM
87 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Surrender of Clarksville — Union Occupation
In the mid-afternoon of February 19, 1862, Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote, aboard his flagship, the timber-clad gunship USS Conestoga, passed Linwood Landing around the bend of the Cumberland River a mile and a half north of here. The ironclad . . . Map (db m68648) HM
88 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — The Dance Floor — Dunbar Cave
Dunbar Cave is a blowing cave with a constant internal temperature of 56 degrees. In the days before air conditioning, the cave entrance provided a refuge during the hot and humid Tennessee summers. The first mention of a dance at the cave occurred . . . Map (db m225266) HM
89 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — The Dunbar Family — Dunbar Cave
Thomas Dunbar and his family arrived on this land in 1784 during a time of immense land speculation and fraud. He purchased 500 acres including the cave but was never given legal title to the land. Meanwhile, he built a home and farmed the land for . . . Map (db m225280) HM
90 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 56 — The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge
The Cunningham Bridge, completed in 1925, once spanned the Cumberland River here. Erected on the site of the old Gaiser's Ferry. It was one of the first bridges to be built by the newly-formed Tennessee Highway Department and was the first major . . . Map (db m30746) HM
91 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 87 — The Montgomery County Negro Agricultural Fair / Pope G. Garrett, Sr. — / 1899-1994
The Montgomery County Negro Agricultural Fair Montgomery County African Americans held an annual agricultural fair in Clarksville from 1948 to 1962. The fair showcased achievement in agriculture, home economics, wood crafts, art, and foodways. . . . Map (db m205338) HM
92 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — The Three Sisters Garden — Dunbar Cave
Indigenous Agriculture The wetlands and lake in front of you today was once a rich bottomland, filled with nutrient rich soil. Hundreds of years ago, this land was used by Mississippian people to grow their crops. By the 12th century C.E. most . . . Map (db m225278) HM
93 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Tobacco Trade and the Rivers
In the 1780s, the first land grant of 640 acres was made for this area north of the Red River. The stretch of the Cumberland River from Red River Landing to Trice's Landing played a crucial role in the region's economic development. Local farmers . . . Map (db m122970) HM
94 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Town of Cumberland
The Town of Cumberland (1810-1843) was sited at the, confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers as a projected river port for farming communities north of the Red River. It began as a keelboat landing slightly up the Red River to serve the original . . . Map (db m122968) HM
95 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Town Population Increases ... Move Deemed Necessary — 1811-1843
A new Courthouse of greater size was necessary to meet the demands of a growing community. In 1805 Martin Armstrong deeded a town lot at the north end of the Public Square (lot 60) to commissioners Hayden Wells, Robert Dunning, George . . . Map (db m169078) HM
96 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 70 — Town Spring
This is the site of the town spring that was the source of water for early Clarksville. In 1784 the city founders erected a fort and laid out the town. Later, the spring was capped and diverted to the Cumberland River. It was uncapped briefly during . . . Map (db m76464) HM
97 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Trice's Landing
Established by Trice family in 1832 as a river front shipping point to serve area farmers and merchants. Map (db m89072) HM
98 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 71 — Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Parish Church, founded in 1832, is one of the five oldest Episcopal parishes in Tennessee. This Romanesque building was completed in 1877, at a cost of $40,000. Cave Johnson (1793-1866), U.S. Postmaster General; Gustavus A. Henry . . . Map (db m88870) HM
99 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — 3C 46 — Valentine Sevier Station
Two hundred yards south is the stone blockhouse of the Valentine Sevier Station. On November 11, 1794, this early outpost was attacked by an Indian band composed primarily of Cherokees. Valentine Sevier, a brother of Tennessee's first governor, lost . . . Map (db m88857) HM
100 Tennessee, Montgomery County, Clarksville — Valentine Sevier, Memorial
Col. Valentine Sevier, defender of the early settlers of this community, on July 11, 1792 purchased from George Cook, for the sum of 100 pounds, 640 acres, lying between this point and Cumberland and Red Rivers, known as Red Paint . . . Map (db m89073) HM

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