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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dickson, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Dickson 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> Dickson County, TN (36) Cheatham County, TN (16) Hickman County, TN (18) Houston County, TN (5) Humphreys County, TN (47) Montgomery County, TN (95) Williamson County, TN (400)  DicksonCounty(36) Dickson County (36)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  HickmanCounty(18) Hickman County (18)  HoustonCounty(5) Houston County (5)  HumphreysCounty(47) Humphreys County (47)  MontgomeryCounty(95) Montgomery County (95)  WilliamsonCounty(400) Williamson County (400)
Charlotte is the county seat for Dickson County
Dickson is in Dickson County
      Dickson County (36)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Hickman County (18)  
      Houston County (5)  
      Humphreys County (47)  
      Montgomery County (95)  
      Williamson County (400)  
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1Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — 1950 Korean Conflict 1955/1964 Vietnam Era 1975
War Memorial Building Korean & Vietnam Dedicated to the memory of the men of Dickson County Tennessee Who gave their lives that freedom might live 1950 Korean Conflict 1955 Bennie E. Bellar Mack Cavender Jesse R. Cooksey . . . Map (db m125869) WM
2Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Camp GillemGillem Station
In 1864, just to your left, the Federal army established Camp Gillem to protect the locomotive yard here at Gillem Station. Both were named for Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, commander of the troops guarding and constructing the Nashville and Northwestern . . . Map (db m203665) HM
3Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Civil War on Yellow CreekA Guerrilla Sanctuary
During the Civil War, Yellow Creek's rough terrain and the widespread Confederate sentiment of its inhabitants provided a safe refuge for guerrillas operating in Dickson County and the surrounding area. Regular Confederate cavalry also came through . . . Map (db m151419) HM
4Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Civil War RailroadMile Post 42 / Smeedsville Station — Dickson Station —
Continued attacks by Confederate guerrillas destroying Union supply ships on the Cumberland River at Yellow Creek and Harpeth Shoals, as they attempted to supply Nashville, necessitated General U.S. Grant to authorize the construction of a safe . . . Map (db m81510) HM
5Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Cowan Lumber CompanyDickson Planing Mill Company — A.H.Leathers Manufacturing Company —
It is believed that this steam engine began its life of use in Dickson County here on this property by The Cowan Lumber Company. The company was established in June of 1923 and built many residential and commercial buildings (Dickson’s War Memorial . . . Map (db m124550)
6Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Dickson, Tennessee,100 Years 1899-1999
1899-Town grants railroad permission to build overpass/underground on Charlotte Street, the western edge of the city limits. 1900-Ordinance passed requiring all business to have board sidewalks * Population is 1363 residents 1901-Citizens vote . . . Map (db m124558) HM
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7Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — First National BankNational Register of Historical Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m68930) HM
8Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — 3E 13 — Frank Goad Clement
Born on this site, June 1920, Clement spent his childhood in Dickson. Famous as an orator, he was three times elected Governor of Tennessee, for a two-year term in 1952 and for four-year terms in 1954 and 1962. Among the programs inaugurated during . . . Map (db m68933) HM
9Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Freedom Light
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for their countryMap (db m158740) WM
10Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — 3E 27 — Hampton School1907-1966
In 1907 Thomas E. Miller established Miller Academy for Black students, which was the forerunner of Hampton School. Miller served as the school's principal until 1919, when he moved to Illinois and the school closed. In 1922 the Dickson County . . . Map (db m151415) HM
11Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Irish ShantyOnly Boiling Eggs
On July 2, 1863, as Federal forces conducted a campaign to rid the Yellow Creek valley of Confederate guerrillas, a forward detachment of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry (US) rode up to a grocery store and tavern located about two miles to the west. The . . . Map (db m203666) HM
12Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — 3E 15 — James Worley
On this site, in 1844, Montgomery Bell named his last furnace for his faithful slave, James Worley. He aided Bell in selecting ore banks and water powers, as well as in all his iron operations. As Bell's agent, he carried ironware to Cincinnati . . . Map (db m192692) HM
13Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — Mile Post 42The U.S. Military Railroad
The railroad in front of you was part of a vital transportation network for the Federal army during the Civil War. W.H.Crutcher had purchased 533 acres and constructed a sixteen-by-sixteen foot log structure here in December 1860. After occupying . . . Map (db m68931) HM
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14Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — 3E-18 — War Memorial Building
In 1929, the Tennessee State Legislature authorized a memorial building to honor sons and daughters of Dickson County who served in World War I and other wars. A Colonial Revival style structure designed by architect E. H. Woolwine and built by . . . Map (db m158683) HM
15Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — World War I 1917-1919
This Tablet is erected in appreciation of the patriotism valor and fidelity of the boys of Dickson County who served their county in the World War 1917-1919 And To the sacred memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and laid down their . . . Map (db m124564) WM
16Tennessee (Dickson County), Dickson — World War II 1940-1946
1940-1946 Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Dickson County, Tennessee who died that Freedom might live Adams, Carl Adcock, Curtis Ashworth, Fred W. Baker, William N. Bellar, Robert Black, James L. Bone, Thomas Bradford, Elmer . . . Map (db m124566) WM
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Dec. 5, 2022