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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dandridge, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, TN (44) Cocke County, TN (17) Grainger County, TN (18) Hamblen County, TN (40) Knox County, TN (240) Sevier County, TN (111)  JeffersonCounty(44) Jefferson County (44)  CockeCounty(17) Cocke County (17)  GraingerCounty(18) Grainger County (18)  HamblenCounty(40) Hamblen County (40)  KnoxCounty(240) Knox County (240)  SevierCounty(111) Sevier County (111)
Dandridge is the county seat for Jefferson County
Dandridge is in Jefferson County
      Jefferson County (44)  
ADJACENT TO JEFFERSON COUNTY
      Cocke County (17)  
      Grainger County (18)  
      Hamblen County (40)  
      Knox County (240)  
      Sevier County (111)  
 
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1 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Attack on DandridgeJudicious Withdrawal
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m69520) HM
2 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 49 — Battle of DandridgeDec. 24, 1863
A critical point in the bitter cavalry actions during Longstreet's withdrawal to winter quarters near Morristown. The 1st Brig., 1st Cav. Div., Army of the Cumberland, coming from the NW through Dandridge, was attacked at Hays' Ferry, four mi. NE, . . . Map (db m82195) HM
3 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Battle of Hay's FerryFighting for Food
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m69526) HM
4 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Blant’s HillHolding the Line
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m151536) HM
5 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Bridging the French Broad River at Dandridge
A Bridge Over Time From 1942 to 1944, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) designed and built a new State Route 92 bridge over the French Broad River and Douglas Reservoir at Dandridge. The two-lane bridge was impressive for its time: 1,468 . . . Map (db m225850) HM
6 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 41 — Dandridge
Permanently settled 1783. Francis Dean built meeting house where Revolutionary Cemetery remains. Jan., 1793, commissioners of County Court, Jefferson Co., Territory South of the River Ohio, located county seat here. Dean donated land & Samuel Jack . . . Map (db m82196) HM
7 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Dandridge and the TVA: “Good News Came to Dandridge”
Powerful Transformations Named for First Lady Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, the town of Dandridge became the Jefferson County seat in 1793. Dandridge spent almost 150 years as the center of government and commerce in Jefferson County. A . . . Map (db m225853) HM
8 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 89 — David Crockett and Polly Finley Reported missing
Legendary frontiersman David Crockett and his first wife, Polly Finley, were married on August 14, 1806, at the home of Polly's parents, William and Jean Finley, one-fourth mile southeast of here. After the wedding, David and Polly lived in this . . . Map (db m80231) HM
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9 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m100483) HM
10 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . Map (db m100826) HM
11 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 37 — HilldaleHouse Built in 1870 by William M. Hill
William M. Hill was a 1st Sergeant in the 9th Tennessee U.S. Cavalry during the Civil War and was a grocer in Dandridge the rest of his life. He began building this ‘Greek Revival’ style house in 1870 and, on 7 Jan 1871, was deeded the property . . . Map (db m225860) HM
12 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — In Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here
. . . Map (db m210348) WM
13 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone
Around 1820 to 1837, this large 38-inch diameter grindstone was used at John Cunningham (J.C.) Turnley's farm known as the Mill Place. J.C. Turnley was the founder of Oak Grove and built the Mill Place upstream from Hay's Ferry on the south side of . . . Map (db m118844) HM
14 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Jefferson County Jail1845-1935
First court house and jail erected on this site in 1815 – addition to jail erected in 1935 by Jefferson County in conjunction with Tennessee Emergency Relief Administration. Building committee J.E. Swann CHM C.C. Luther Chilton Harry Vance Ben . . . Map (db m210333) HM
15 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 27 — McCuistionHouse Circa 1847
Samuel Scott McCuistion was born August 12th, 1817 on the waters of Long Creek near Finley’s Gap in Jefferson County. He never married and died January 13th, 1893. He inherited Davy Crockett’s first rifle from his father James who had bought it . . . Map (db m225856) HM
16 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — Pine Chapel
"In commemoration of Pine Chapel Cemetery one half mile north of this spot, and Pine Chapel Methodist Church on this spot about 1787, together with Pine Chapel School House near this spot, being the first public institutions in the Wilderness. . . . Map (db m28571) HM
17 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 47 — Samuel McSpadden
Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gunpowder to New Orleans, where General Andrew . . . Map (db m80438) HM
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18 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 26 — Seabolt / HarrisHouse Circa 1848
John Seabolt was a local businessman who manufactured building and decorative red brick. The material was of the finest quality as well as the construction techniques. The walls are three brick thick which is a testament to the excellent . . . Map (db m225859) HM
19 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 87 — Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30-by-60-foot shed, 4,000 cases of tomatoes were . . . Map (db m28296) HM
20 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge — 1C 90 — The Dike That Saved Dandridge
A portion of the town of Dandridge would have been flooded by the waters of Douglas Lake if the Tennessee Valley Authority had not built a dike. The top of the dike is an elevation of 1009 feet, seven feet above the dam's crest gates. All of the . . . Map (db m225855) HM
21 Tennessee, Jefferson County, Dandridge, Jefferson City — The Great Indian Warpath
"Along the vallies of what is now East Tennessee and South-western Virginia, lay the great route and thoroughfare between the northern and southern Indians, in their intercourse with distant tribes, in the hunting excursions, in their . . . Map (db m220472) HM
 
 
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Apr. 24, 2024