David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801, to Jorge and Elizabeth Farragut at Lowe's Ferry on the Tennessee River, less than five miles from present day Farragut, Tenn. He lived in this area until 1807 when the family moved to New Orleans. In . . . — — Map (db m100870) HM
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut
Birthplace - Campbell Station in Knox County, Tennessee
* James Glasgow Farragut was born on 5 July 1801 in a log cabin at Stony Point just four miles southeast of the location referred to in 1801 as . . . — — Map (db m69466) HM
In front of you, on the promontory just across the cove, is where David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801. Farragut's father, George Farragut, came to the American colonies in 1776 from Spain as a merchant sea captain. During the . . . — — Map (db m101431) HM
Matthew Russell died while on a trip to Virginia for salt during the Civil War. Matthew left home and property to Robert Russell, his nephew. After the war, Robert continued to operate the store.
Avery Russell, the son of Robert Russell, . . . — — Map (db m179473) HM
A short distance north lived Archibald Roane, Continental soldier, frontier judge and the second governor of Tennessee. He is buried in Pleasant Forest Cemetery, one~half mile south. Many other pioneer settlers are also buried there. — — Map (db m28572) HM
On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . — — Map (db m69456) HM
The Federal Gen. Ambrose Burnside, pursued by Gen. James Longstreet from Lenoir's Station via Concord, eluded an attempt by Gen. Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A., coming from Loudon via the Hotchkiss Valley and Kingston Roads, to head him off at the . . . — — Map (db m28514) HM
This house marks the site of the station established in 1787 by Col. David Campbell as a frontier fort for protection against Indian attacks. On the main highway to the west it was an important trading post and stopping place for travelers and stock . . . — — Map (db m28773) HM
Arriving on March 7, 1787, the Campbell clan, along with others, became the first permanent settlers of European descent to call this area home.
Shortly after settling the area, Col. Campbell built a stagecoach station known as Campbell’s . . . — — Map (db m179470) HM
A native of Stony Point (Low's Ferry) David Farragut moved to New Orleans at the age of three. At the age of ten, he began a career with the U.S. Navy; ca. 1827, pioneered a school for seamen; 1841, improved hoisting machinery for ammunition; . . . — — Map (db m28513) HM
The Campbell Station Inn has also been known as the Avery Russell House, as many members of the Russell family lived in the home. The farm adjacent to Samuel Martin’s was occupied by Matthew Russell, a farmer, and his sons, Robert and William. By . . . — — Map (db m179471) HM
In 1902, eight men from the community met to consider the question of establishing a high school in the 10th district of Knox County. Mr. C.H. Stoltzfus, a farmer in the community, was elected president of this group. Mass meetings for all members . . . — — Map (db m100881) HM
Named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who was born in this area, Farragut High School began in 1904 as a six-room frame academic building on 12 acres of land at the junction of Concord Road and Kingston Pike. In addition to practical agriculture, . . . — — Map (db m101749) HM
Robertus Love, a companion of Gen.
James White, who founded Knoxville,
established the village in this
area in 1797 where he had built a
fulling mill in 1792. Several of
early buildings still exist a
short distance from the highway.
The . . . — — Map (db m31984) HM
On November 16, 1863, the 17th Michigan was assigned as part of the Rear Guard along with the 2nd Michigan, 20th Michigan and the 100th Pennsylvania to protect the rest of Burnside's Army which were now in retreat into the defenses of Knoxville. . . . — — Map (db m101830) HM WM
Colonel David Campbell Born 1753 - 1832
* David Campbell donated the land for Pleasant Forest Cemetery.
David Campbell and Archibald McCaleb settled Campbell Station on March 7, 1787. By 1798 a small church and school was erected on the . . . — — Map (db m102448) HM
Initial permanent habitation in the area we now call Farragut began approximately 3,000 years ago when the Woodland Indians moved in the area on a permanent basis and became east Tennessee's first farmers.
The Woodland tribe was replaced around . . . — — Map (db m100831) HM
David Campbell, who owned much of the land in the fertile region called Grassy Valley, donated a portion of it for the purpose of erecting a "Meeting House", as churches were then called. A school building at the location was about one and one . . . — — Map (db m100834) HM
With the Proclamation of 1763, the British government set aside territory that would eventually become the state of Tennessee as a vast “Indian reservation” stretching west of the Appalachians to the Mississippi River. That same year, English . . . — — Map (db m179468) HM
On Nov. 4, 1863, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet — with two divisions, about 5,000 cavalry and approximately 12,000 troops — was detached from the Confederate Army of Tennessee near Chattanooga to attack Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's Union . . . — — Map (db m100879) HM
History tells us that as early as 1785, the State of Franklin (today Tennessee) entered into an agreement, known as the Dumplin Creek Treaty, with the Cherokees. This treaty opened the land along the French Broad and Holston rivers to a rush of . . . — — Map (db m107928) HM
The need for improved methods of importing supplies and exporting local products had for some time been recognized by farmers and merchants of East Tennessee who, of necessity, relied on horse drawn freight wagons or rafts and barges. In 1852, the . . . — — Map (db m100872) HM
By 1887, Concord was the second largest community in Knox County, second to Knoxville. The Village of Concord was a regional transportation center. Tennessee marble, crushed limestone, lime, logs and farm produce were gathered at its public dock. . . . — — Map (db m101433) HM
"To those who fought for it, life has a special meaning that the protected will never know...". Written on a C-Ration box Khe Sahn RNV 1967 or 68 Unknown U S Warrior Author.
The American Veterans of Foreign Wars - AMVETS - erect this monument to . . . — — Map (db m101831) HM
In May 1979, a group of citizens began meeting to discuss the possibility of incorporation. They felt incorporation was necessary in order to control zoning, land use, signage issues and Farragut's own destiny. A small steering committee, named the . . . — — Map (db m101750) HM