“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Tennessee - History of the Farragut Area Historical Markers

Historical markers highlighting the historical milestones of the Farragut and Concord areas from the earliest American Indian inhabitants to the founding of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee.
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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 — 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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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Feb. 27, 2024