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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cleveland, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Bradley 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> Bradley County, TN (56) Hamilton County, TN (606) McMinn County, TN (53) Meigs County, TN (31) Polk County, TN (16) Murray County, GA (24) Whitfield County, GA (85)  BradleyCounty(56) Bradley County (56)  HamiltonCounty(606) Hamilton County (606)  McMinnCounty(53) McMinn County (53)  MeigsCounty(31) Meigs County (31)  PolkCounty(16) Polk County (16)  MurrayCountyGeorgia(24) Murray County (24)  WhitfieldCounty(85) Whitfield County (85)
Cleveland is the county seat for Bradley County
Cleveland is in Bradley County
      Bradley County (56)  
      Hamilton County (606)  
      McMinn County (53)  
      Meigs County (31)  
      Polk County (16)  
      Murray County, Georgia (24)  
      Whitfield County, Georgia (85)  
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1 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 71 — "Chief Jack" Walker
Here stood the home of John Walker, Junior, known as “Chief Jack”. A grandson of Nancy Ward, he was prominent in the affairs of the Cherokee nation, belonging to the party advocating a voluntary treaty of removal of the Cherokees to the . . . Map (db m81366) HM
2 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Allen Grammar School
On this site in 1910, East Side School was constructed to serve as a three year City High School. The students then transferred to Bradley Central High School when it was completed in 1916. The school was renamed Allen Grammar School in honor of . . . Map (db m153740) HM
3 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 103 — Bradley Central High School
On this site in 1916, Bradley Central High School began meeting the educational needs of this community. Adopting its name from the county, which in turn was named in honor of Col. Edward Bradley, a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War . . . Map (db m153667) HM
4 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Bradley County Courthouse Meleeny Bell
This 1200 pound Meleeny bell (constructed in 1893) was housed in the bell tower of the Bradley County Courthouse until 1960. It was returned to its rightful place in front of the courthouse on Wednesday, February 5, 1992 by Mainstreet-Cleveland as . . . Map (db m208839) HM
5 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Bradley County Veterans MemorialIn Honor of All Who Served
Dedicated to the people of Bradley County who served and to those who gave their lives in the service of our country Korea 1950 - 1955 Paul T. McCracken• Roy L. Whaley• James L. Evans• John M. Cofer• William D. Johnson• Charles . . . Map (db m208838) HM
6 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Bradley County World War I Memorial
Erected to the memory of the men of Bradley County who gave their lives in the service of their country during the World War Frank Barnes• Calvin C. Climer• Robert Daughtery• Fred Farmer• Ollie Goins• James Haney• Carter Hicks• John F. . . . Map (db m208835) WM
7 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Bradley County World War II Memorial
Sojourner, stop for a moment and meditate on the names of the men of Bradley County who gave their lives in the second world war that you might continue to enjoy the priceless heritage of freedom James D. Blankenship• Billy V. Weaver• A.R.T. . . . Map (db m208277) WM
8 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 109 — Civil War "No Man's Land"
After battles at Chattanooga in November 1863, and before the Atlanta Campaign the following May, southern Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines at Cleveland, Tennessee, and Dalton, Georgia. Both armies scouted the area. Soldiers . . . Map (db m115884) HM
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9 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Cleveland Bradley County Public Library FacilitiesAn Incredibly Unique Library
When you read about the history of the beginning of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library as well as exploring all of its historical house portions on Ocoee Street, someone might think that the Library is nothing more than a collection of old . . . Map (db m184258) HM
10 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Cleveland During the Civil WarStruggle for Control
When the Civil War began, Cleveland was a divided community with most residents being sympathetic to the Union. Confederate troops occupied the area in 1861 to control the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad and to protect the vitally important . . . Map (db m69342) HM
11 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Cleveland Southern Railway Depot
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Cleveland Southern Railway Depot of Historic PlacesMap (db m184235) HM
12 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Col. Benjamin Cleveland1738-1806
Benjamin Cleveland was born in Virginia, later served in the North Carolina House of Commons and led the Wilkes County militia at the Battle of Kings' Mountain on October 7, 1780. This battle was considered a turning point of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m107924) HM
13 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 101 — College Hill School1883-1966
On this site in 1883, the first local school building for African-Americans was erected. In 1890, the school awarded four diplomas at its first commencement. The wooden building was razed in 1924, and a new brick structure was built to house grades . . . Map (db m153738) HM
14 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Confederate Memorial
South (front) face CSA 1861 1865 To our known and unknown Confederate dead East face 1861-1865 Erected by, the Jefferson Davis Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1910. West . . . Map (db m153676) WM
15 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 92 — Cooper Cemetery
In 1873, Bennet Cooper (1797-1886) gave one-quarter of an acre of land for a family burying ground. His first wife, Lydia, was buried there along with several other family members. The cemetery is located on a ridge behind the Cooper Homeplace . . . Map (db m81367) HM
16 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Craigmiles House
Built in 1866 for the Pleasant Craigmiles family. In 1923 the home was donated to the City of Cleveland by the Johnston family in memory of their mother, Sarah Tucker Johnston. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m227453) HM
17 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Craigmiles House—Carmichael Annex760 Ocoee Street
The Craigmiles House-Carmichael Annex was built before the Civil War and first served as the residence of Pleasant M. Craigmiles, his wife Caroline, and their children, Augusta, Walter, Fannie, Edward, and Frances Campbell. Sadly, only Augusta and . . . Map (db m184253) HM
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18 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Darlia McLuhan Conn Forum and Tower
In honor of Darlia McLuhan Conn Darlia McLuhan Conn served the university as the presidential spouse for 34 years, 1986-2020. During that time, she was an adjunct member of the piano faculty in the School of Music, and her presence and . . . Map (db m227448) HM
19 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Fillauer Brothers Building
Built in 1911 by Will H. and John B. Fillauer Restored in 1988 by Bank of Cleveland Board of Directors Henry M. Barkley • Wm. K. Fillauer • John G. Haile • Fritz Harris • G. Robert Taylor • R. Scott Taylor • E. C. Thomas . . . Map (db m184268) HM
20 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Former Site of Hughes Hall
Built in 1967 to house male students for Lee College, Hughes Hall was razed in 2010 to create the Science and Math Complex quadrangle.Map (db m227450) HM
21 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Former Site of the Music Building
A building on this site housed the Lee College Music Department from 1947 to 1995; it was replaced by the current School of Music building on Parker Street. The building was two stories, a long rectangular structure with a single hallway from the . . . Map (db m227452) HM
22 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Former Site of the Old Auditorium
On this site was an 850-seat auditorium with a balcony and large stage for theatrical productions. Built when Bob Jones College owned the campus, it was never given a name after Lee College bought the campus in 1947. (The auditorium had no bathrooms . . . Map (db m227451) HM
23 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Fort Hill CemeteryDefending Cleveland
First called City Cemetery, this is the resting place of both Confederate and Union soldiers. On November 4, 1862, a train wreck south of Cleveland killed 17 Confederate soldiers who are buried here in a mass grave. Nearby engagements in 1863 . . . Map (db m102186) HM
24 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Hardwick-Jarnagin House790 Ocoee Street
The Hardwick-Jarnagin House stands as the cornerstone of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library's main complex. Joseph H. Hardwick purchased the property in 1881, and the home was completed in 1883. The original home, furnished in the latest . . . Map (db m184263) HM
25 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Historic Bohemia Theatre
The Bohemia Theatre opened in 1906. It was damaged by fire in 1950, then rebuilt and operated until 1956.Map (db m208275) HM
26 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Lee College
Since 1885 this campus has been dedicated to the purposes of Christian higher education. Lee College was founded by the Church of God as Bible Training School on January 1, 1918, on Caut Avenue in Cleveland. The school relocated in Sevierville in . . . Map (db m49558) HM
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27 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Masonic Female Institute"Sadly abused"
Masonic Lodge No. 134 and the town of Cleveland established the Masonic Female Institute in 1848 and opened the school in 1856. At the beginning of the war, student and diarist Myra Inman wrote of a disruption in the school's leadership: "Mr. . . . Map (db m153687) HM
28 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Methodist Episcopal Church, SouthOrganized 1837 — Built 1893-1896 (dedicated 1894) —
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m227460) HM
29 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 41 — Oak Grove Male Academy
Chartered Dec. 16, 1837, this was the first such institution in the Ocoee Purchase; here was its home during its entire existence. An early teacher (1843) was Henry von Aldehoff, a native of Prussia and graduate of Bonn University. This building was . . . Map (db m49559) HM
30 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Pathway PressSoutheast Tennessee Religious Heritage Trail
Beginning in 192o, this site has variously served publishing, educational, worship and administrative ministries of the Church of God. The publishing ministry began with the first issue of “The Evening Light and Church of God Evangel” on March 1, . . . Map (db m184506) HM
31 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — 2A 44 — Red Clay Council Ground
One mile west was this Cherokee council ground. Here was held the last council between the United States and the Cherokee nation, preceding the removal of the Indians to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. John Howard Payne, author of “Home, . . . Map (db m49722) HM
32 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Sousa and his Band — John Phillip Sousa, Conductor —
This historical marker is placed as a memorial to The Sousa Band Grand Concert January 30, 1906 Craigmiles Opera House Cleveland, Tennessee presented October 11, 2004 by Lee University Dr. Paul Conn, President Lee University Wind . . . Map (db m208274) HM
33 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Built 1872-1873 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m184248) HM
34 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — The Boys Monument
These young men were killed in a R.R. wreck near Thaxton, VA, July 2, 1889 while en route to Europe. The body of Will Steed alone was recovered and interred in the city cemetery. This monument is erected in loving remembrance of the three by their . . . Map (db m227461) HM
35 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Union IV Corps at Blue SpringsThe Calm Before the Storm
After Union victories at Chattanooga in November 1863, the Union Army IV Corps's First Division, led by Gen. David S. Stanley, camped in this valley and made preparations for the Atlanta Campaign. By April 1864, more than 9,000 men were present, . . . Map (db m153744) HM
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36 Tennessee, Bradley County, Cleveland — Union Monument
This monument is to perpetuate the memory of the Boys in Blue in the war of 1861-65 who have lived in Bradley County was dedicated by Oviatt Post No. 20 G. A. R. May 30 1914Map (db m153743) WM
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Dec. 8, 2023