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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Farragut, Tennessee

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Farragut is in Knox County
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1 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral David Glasgow FarragutHistory of the Farragut Area
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
2 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument
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
3 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral Farragut's BirthplaceHero of Mobile Bay
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
4 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — After the Civil War
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
5 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E8 — Archibald Roane
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
6 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Battle of Campbell's Station"Form on me."
(preface) 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
7 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 73 — Battle of Campbell's Station
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
8 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Reported missing
Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Born July 5th 1801 Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter D. A. R. Knoxville Dedicated by Admiral Dewey May 15th 1900Map (db m32218) HM
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9 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E7 — Campbell Station Reported missing
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
10 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — David Campbell builds a station
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
11 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 97 — David Glasgow Farragut1801-1870
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
12 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — During the Civil War
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
13 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Farragut Schools: Early Years
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
14 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Farragut Schools: Recent Years
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
15 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 37 — Loveville
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
16 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Medal of Honor 17th Michigan Volunteer RegimentTurkey Creek & Campbell Station November 16, 1863 — 9th Corps - First Division - Third Brigade Captain Frederick Swift • Sgt. Joseph Brandle —
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
17 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station
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
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18 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Native American Settlement
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
19 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery
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
20 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Settlement of the Frontier
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
21 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Battle of Campbell StationHistory of the Farragut Area
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
22 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Campbell Station Inn
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
23 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Historic Village of ConcordThe Establishment of the Railroad and Marble Industry
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
24 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Historic Village of ConcordThe Depression and TVA
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
25 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The U.S. Veterans Memorial
"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
26 Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Town of Farragut & Farragut Folklife Museum
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
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