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Historical Markers and War Memorials in South Pittsburg, Tennessee
Location of South Pittsburg, Tennessee
► Marion County (22) ► Franklin County (37) ► Grundy County (21) ► Hamilton County (558) ► Sequatchie County (3) ► Jackson County, Alabama (34) ► Dade County, Georgia (13)
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|Seven miles west are buried soldiers who took part in every war beginning with the Revolution. Among these is Capt. Robert Bean, credited with significant action at the Battle of King's Mountain. — — Map (db m26025) HM|
Born November 21, 1899, Jobyna L. Raulston became a silent movie actress, appearing in more than 90 films during her career. She made her stage-acting debut at Wilson Theatre (opera house) in South Pittsburg at age nine. Raulston later studied . . . — — Map (db m16126) HM|
| Side A In January 1927, H. Wetter Manufacturing Company, South Pittsburg's largest employer, a unionized company, closed its stove factory. When Wetter tried to reopen with non~union labor, the unions established picket lines. The strike . . . — — Map (db m99022) HM|
|After the Shiloh Campaign in the spring of 1862, Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg concentrated in the Chattanooga area. The Federal Army, under General Don Carlos Buell occupied north Alabama. Fearful of a Confederate attack, General . . . — — Map (db m82250) HM|
Born July 13, 1920 in South Pittsburg, James “Jim” Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Jr. was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1940. Interested in aviation since childhood, he graduated in the first . . . — — Map (db m82251) HM|
| The Tennessee River has its headwaters in the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The main stream forms at Knoxville, where the Houston and the French Broad Rivers join. The valley, 41,000 square miles in area, receives . . . — — Map (db m47487) HM|