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Dandridge, Tennessee Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
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Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Attack on DandridgeJudicious Withdrawal
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m69520) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C49 — Battle of DandridgeDec. 24, 1863
A critical point in the bitter cavalry actions during Longstreet's withdrawal to winter quarters near Morristown. The 1st Brig., 1st Cav. Div., Army of the Cumberland, coming from the NW through Dandridge, was attacked at Hays' Ferry, four mi. NE, . . . — Map (db m82195) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Battle of Hay's FerryFighting for Food
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m69526) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C41 — Dandridge
Permanently settled 1783. Francis Dean built meeting house where Revolutionary Cemetery remains. Jan., 1793, commissioners of County Court, Jefferson Co., Territory South of the River Ohio, located county seat here. Dean donated land & Samuel Jack . . . — Map (db m82196) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C89 — David Crockett and Polly Finley
Legendary frontiersman David Crockett and his first wife, Polly Finley, were married on August 14, 1806, at the home of Polly's parents, William and Jean Finley, one~fourth mile southeast of here. After the wedding, David and Polly lived in this . . . — Map (db m80231) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m100483) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m100826) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone
Around 1820 to 1837, this large 38-inch diameter grindstone was used at John Cunningham (J.C.) Turnley's farm known as the Mill Place. J.C. Turnley was the founder of Oak Grove and built the Mill Place upstream from Hay's Ferry on the south side of . . . — Map (db m118844) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Pine Chapel
"In commemoration of Pine Chapel Cemetery one half mile north of this spot, and Pine Chapel Methodist Church on this spot about 1787, together with Pine Chapel School House near this spot, being the first public institutions in the Wilderness. . . . — Map (db m28571) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C47 — Samuel McSpadden
Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gunpowder to New Orleans, where General Andrew . . . — Map (db m80438) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C87 — Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
Side A One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30 ~ by ~ 60 ~ foot shed, 4,000 . . . — Map (db m28296) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C 90 — The Dike That Saved Dandridge
A portion of the town of Dandridge would have been flooded by the waters of Douglas Lake if the Tennessee Valley Authority had not built a dike. The top of the dike is an elevation of 1009 feet, seven feet above the dam's crest gates. All of the . . . — Map (db m80210) HM

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