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
Jesse R. Cooksey . . . — — Map (db m125869) WM
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 m68922) HM
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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 m68923) HM
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
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
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
To the sacred memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and laid down their . . . — — Map (db m124564) WM
Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Dickson County, Tennessee who died that Freedom might live
Ashworth, Fred W.
Baker, William N.
Black, James L.
Bradford, Elmer . . . — — Map (db m124566) WM