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Historical Markers in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Macon County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Macon County, TN (48) Clay County, TN (13) Jackson County, TN (16) Smith County, TN (15) Sumner County, TN (108) Trousdale County, TN (10) Allen County, KY (17) Monroe County, KY (36)  MaconCounty(48) Macon County (48)  ClayCounty(13) Clay County (13)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)  SumnerCounty(108) Sumner County (108)  TrousdaleCounty(10) Trousdale County (10)  AllenCountyKentucky(17) Allen County (17)  MonroeCounty(36) Monroe County (36)
Lafayette is the county seat for Macon County
Red Boiling Springs is in Macon County
      Macon County (48)  
ADJACENT TO MACON COUNTY
      Clay County (13)  
      Jackson County (16)  
      Smith County (15)  
      Sumner County (108)  
      Trousdale County (10)  
      Allen County, Kentucky (17)  
      Monroe County, Kentucky (36)  
 
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1Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Armour's Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Built by John Smith in 1924, this was the first brick hotel and was built from brick molded and fired on site. It was originally called Smith's Brick Hotel. Later it was operated by Henry Counts and was known as the Counts Hotel. This 32-room hotel . . . Map (db m183778) HM
2Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Bush's Ax Handle Mill
This mill was owned and managed by Oscar David Bush and was operated by electricity. Ax handles were made and then later blank handles were made for the Lebanon Handle Company. It closed circa 1953.Map (db m183604) HM
3Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Bush's Planeing Mill
This planeing mill was owned by Oscar David Bush, brother Otto Bush and Raymond Smith. It had one boiler which created the steam power needed to operate the mill. Later it became a stave mill which were used to make whiskey barrels. Oscar Bush . . . Map (db m183605) HM
4Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Chitwoods Grocery Store
This one story Wooden store was owned by Irvin Chitwood and featured a variety of merchandise, groceries, and hardware. It was destroyed in the flood of 1969.Map (db m183780) HM
5Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Cloyd Bowling Alley
A feature of the Cloyd Hotel, this was a 2 lane, 5 pin open air bowling alley.Map (db m183792) HM
6Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Confederate Enlistment Station
Red Boiling Springs served as a station during the early part of the war between the states. The 30th TN. Infantry regiment was officially organized Oct. 22nd 1861 with the following companies enrolled here. Co. A, Co. B were men from Robertson . . . Map (db m180016) HM
7Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Donoho Bowling Alley
A feature of the Donoho Hotel, this was an open air, 2 lane, 5 pin bowling alley.Map (db m183803) HM
8Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Donoho Hotel
The original three story wooden structure was built by Squire 0. Donoho circa 1901 and was destroyed by fire circa 1913. The present hotel was built by Lon and Charles Phillips and opened in April 1914 as a 52 room, two story wooden hotel. It . . . Map (db m183800) HM
9Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Ephraim Bean Barber Shop
This barber shop was in the private home of Ephraim Bean. This was wooden a small, 4 room wooden structure built prior to the present brick home which was built in the 1950's. This business later moved to the Palace Hotel Complex.Map (db m183346) HM
10Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Gaines Boarding House
This two story wooden boarding house was owned and managed by Mrs. Martha (Coomer) Gaines and husband Joseph. There were 5 rooms for boarders and red water was featured. The building was torn down circa 1952.Map (db m183799) HM
11Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Gibbs CrossroadsCrossroads of War
Places once prominent in Tennessee’s antebellum transportation routes are sometimes almost forgotten places today. This road intersection was of significant strategic value in fighting the war in Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland region. During the Civil . . . Map (db m82226) HM
12Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Hudson's General Store
This one story wooden general store was owned and operated by General Fred. Hudson. It featured groceries and a variety of other items. Fresh meat was sold when available. He later sold this establishment to Sam McCoin who ran it until he . . . Map (db m183968) HM
13Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — J.B. Brusher Handle Factory
This steam powered mill had one boiler which operated two engines to power the handle factory. It was the oldest of the three mills and was owned by J. B. Brusher. Later Oscar Bush became the owner after paying the taxes for 22 years. The mill . . . Map (db m183606) HM
14Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Joines Boarding House
This 2 story brick structure was owned by Thomas S. Joines and featured white water. Later Alexander Funeral Home operated here before moving to its present location in 1963. This house burned in the mid 1970's.Map (db m183321) HM
15Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Leslie Bath House
This establishment was owned by Royal A. Leslie and wife Bertha. He was a Natureopathic Physician and she was a registered nurse. Mineral baths, massages, chiropractic, and a sauna steam room were the featured treatments. Patients were boarded here . . . Map (db m183808) HM
16Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — 'Little Red Well'
This well was affectionally called 'Little Red' and featured red mineral water. Red was the mildest of all the mineral waters and was favored as the drink of choice for pleasure and healing powers.Map (db m183804) HM
17Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Macon County In The Civil War
1. There was an Enlistment Center and Civil War Hospital in the Webb Hotel (later the Dedman and then the Palace Hotel. The Palace Nursing Home at 309 Main Street, Red Boiling Springs is on this location now). 2. The mineral resort of Epperson . . . Map (db m180306) HM
18Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — McClellan's General Store
This three story wooden business was built in 1909 and was owned by Charles Bancroft McClellan Sr. and was a general store featuring quality merchandise. This was the first building locally with a freight elevator. The large glass windows made . . . Map (db m179986) HM
19Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Moss Bowling Alley
A feature of the Moss Hotel, this was an open air, 2 lane, 5 pin bowling alley.Map (db m183609) HM
20Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Nixon Boarding House and the Whitley Boarding House
This two story wooden structure had 6 rooms for guests and was the first Nixon Boarding House and then later the Whitley Boarding House. Red water was featured. This was the location of Alexander and Russell Funeral Home during the . . . Map (db m184027) HM
21Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Page Bath House
This establishment included mineral baths and massages. Tt was owned and operated by Dr. William Asbury Page and wife Alice (Hesson) Page. It was a one story wooden structure separated into a men's side and a woman's side. Black water . . . Map (db m183982) HM
22Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Palace Amusement Park
This park was part of the Palace Hotel complex and was owned and created by Charles Bancroft McClellan, Sr. Features included a two story building which housed an eight lane, five pin bowling alley on the ground floor and on the second floor a . . . Map (db m183350) HM
23Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Palace Hotel
This hotel was built in 1912 by Charles Bancroft McClellan, Sr. and was a three story wooden hotel with 185 rooms. This was the grandest hotel of Red Boiling Springs. This site was of the first hotel called the Webb Hotel and later the Dedman Hotel . . . Map (db m121324) HM
24Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Palace Tanning Booth
This structure featured one booth with low slanted walls to allow full sun. It was built on stilts approximately 10-12 feet high. One could sun bathe in the privacy of a lock door either in the nude or with a swim suite. This was an amenity for the . . . Map (db m183680) HM
25Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Red Boiling SpringsEnlistment Center and Civil War Hospital
Red Boiling Springs has long been a landmark in Macon County. It was a central crossroads for both Federal and Confederate forces during the Civil War. The war came home for local residents on September 24, 1861, when Capts. Ridley R. West and . . . Map (db m39584) HM
26Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Red Boiling SpringsA Town of History and Healing
The history of this area started due to the salt licks which gave Salt Lick Creek its name. It is just as the name implies, whereas the buffalo and other animals came and licked the salt emitting from the ground. Here they obtained their own . . . Map (db m183963) HM
27Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — 3B 95 — Red Boiling Springs
In the early 1900's this town was a flourishing resort because of the many types of mineral water found here. This popular retreat attracted city dwellers and rural families from this region who were accommodated by the many hotels. The town was . . . Map (db m39473) HM
28Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Red Boiling Springs Hotel
This two story wooden hotel was built by Ellis Witcher in 1926. It was also the Lincoln, Baker, and Owen Hotel. When the hotel business waned, the owner Dr. Royal A. Leslie turned it into a chicken house, keeping the chicks from newly hatched until . . . Map (db m183806) HM
29Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Reeves Grocery Store
This one story Wooden grocery store was owned by Benton and Aulty Reeves. It offered a general line of groceries. Aulty hand made crepe paper flowers in which she designed memorial wreaths and bouquets. The building was destroyed in the . . . Map (db m183981) HM
30Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Sampson's Light Housekeeping
Owned by Van and Elnorah (Ballenger) Sampson, during the boarding season which was early spring to late fall, this dwelling was used as a light housekeeping facility where you made your own bed and cooked your own meals over a kerosene cook . . . Map (db m183958) HM
31Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — Site of Civil War Hospital
This area was on a route used by Federal and Confederate troops as they made maneuvers between the Northern and Southern states. As they traveled thru, their sick and wounded were often left here for treatment. Dr. James Carson Weir, from . . . Map (db m39580) HM
32Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — The Big Barren Buffalo RoadThe Tahlonteeskee Trail — The Cumberland Trace —
The Buffalo Road, which is a branch of the Great Buffalo Road, enters Macon County at the extreme southeast corner and travels northward following Wartrace Road (State Route 56) to the Willette Road (State Route 262). This section was called the . . . Map (db m180019) HM
33Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — The Cumberland TraceA Native American Trail
Named by early pioneers traversing thru the region, this designated Indian trail led these settlers into this area during Western migration. This mainly Cherokee trail, (although used some by the Shawnee), originated at Rockwood in Roane County, . . . Map (db m180021) HM
34Tennessee (Macon County), Red Boiling Springs — The Thomas House Bed and Breakfast
Originally the Cloyd Place, it was an 18 room hotel and built in 1890 by the Cloyd Brothers, Zachary Wheat and Henry Clay and was managed by brother Thomas Tyler Cloyd. This 2 story wooden structure burned in 1920. It was reconstructed in 1924 . . . Map (db m183986) HM
 
 
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Jul. 2, 2022