Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayetteville, Tennessee
Fayetteville is the county seat for Lincoln County
Fayetteville is in Lincoln County
Lincoln County(32) ► ADJACENT TO LINCOLN COUNTY Bedford County(34) ► Franklin County(97) ► Giles County(68) ► Marshall County(30) ► Moore County(11) ► Limestone County, Alabama(89) ► Madison County, Alabama(195) ►
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During 1837 and 1838, a forced removal plan of the native people was implemented consisting of the removal of the tribal people of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.
Lieutenant Edward Deas, escorted one of the last groups to be . . . — — Map (db m75213) HM
Singer, songwriter, producer, attorney and educator, Ed Townsend remains best known for cowriting and coproducing half of Marvin Gaye's classic 1973 album, Let's Get It On. Over the course of a 50-year career, he wrote 250 published songs and . . . — — Map (db m196529) HM
Here in October, 1813, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson mobilized from the Tennessee militia a mounted brigade, an artillery company and an infantry division, about 3500 men, for punitive operations in Mississippi territory, now Alabama. Brig. Gen. John . . . — — Map (db m31813) HM
In September 1813 the Army of West Tennessee assembled at Camp Blount on the Elk River just north and east of these oaks. On October 7th, Major General Andrew Jackson arrived in Fayetteville to take command of the army which, included Sam Houston . . . — — Map (db m158777) HM
Confederate Park, the northeast corner of the courthouse yard, was deeded to the Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, by the Quarterly Court. The chapter unveiled the Confederate Monument on September 6, 1906. . . . — — Map (db m32103) HM
Manufactured by the Scott Foundry of Reading, Pennsylvania, in January 1865 and February 1866, these two cannons were cast as 10-inch muzzle loading smooth bore weapons. In 1876 rifled sleeves were inserted into the gun tubes reducing the barrel . . . — — Map (db m32304) HM
This jail door is from the old city calaboose which was built in 1867. Cahoots Restaurant is located in this structure today.
“Many a person has looked through these bars”
Donated by Flo Carter — — Map (db m152126) HM
In 1862, Lincoln County and Fayetteville residents celebrated the completion of a local engineering marvel, a huge stone bridge over the Elk River, that they hoped would ensure the continual prosperity of this agricultural community. The 450-foot . . . — — Map (db m152122) HM
This bridge, a 36 feet replica, was built in June 2000 as a memorial of the original stone bridge which spanned 450 feet across the Elk River. Its remnants can still be seen and are approximately 300 yards to the southwest of this location. . . . — — Map (db m152127) HM
The Hobbs Bridge once served as the river crossing here. Completed in 1891 at a cost of $7,329, the bridge was named for Pleasant Hobbs, a member of the Lincoln County Court.
Only one of the original three steel trusses of the Hobbs Bridge . . . — — Map (db m195812) HM
In November 1809, thirteen years after
Tennessee became a state, settlers of
lower Bedford County saw the need to
establish a new county which resulted
in an act being passed by the General
Assembly in Knoxville that a county,
to be called . . . — — Map (db m191646) HM
Lincoln County was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. Local men formed companies for the Confederate army before Tennessee seceded. In April 1861, Col. Peter B. Turney organized the 1st Confederate Infantry Regiment (first in the state) . . . — — Map (db m82217) HM
On June 15, 1864, Thomas Massey, William Pickett, and Frank Burroughs were arrested and were to be executed without trial by Union General E.A. Payne for the alleged charge of bushwhacking. Hearing of the order, John Massey, the older brother of . . . — — Map (db m82218) HM
Immediately to the east lies an old cemetery that was established at an early date along the Great Road to Twickingham, now Huntsville, Alabama, over which General Andrew Jackson and his volunteers marched in 1813 to the Creek War. Revolutionary . . . — — Map (db m30571) HM
This is the largest of a number of dry-stone arch bridges which furnished the highways of Tennessee before the War Between the States. It was begun in 1858, and completed a short time before Tennessee seceded from the Union. It accommodated a . . . — — Map (db m152130) HM
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 mandated the removal of all American Indian tribes cast of the Mississippi River to lands in the west.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 . . . — — Map (db m152128) HM
To the women of the Confederacy, who kept intact the homes of the South, while the men of the South were fighting her battles, and who gave to their soldiers, their children, and their land the water of life, hope, and courage, this fountain is . . . — — Map (db m35800) HM