“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Limestone, Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, June 27, 2015
Unionist Stronghold Marker
Tennessee (Greene County), Limestone — Unionist StrongholdThe Civil War in Greene County
Before the war began, Greene County had a long history of abolitionist sentiment. It was not surprising, then, that local residents overwhelmingly supported the Union when Tennessee seceded in June 1861. When 30 neighboring counties met in . . . — Map (db m84761) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett
• Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will until he escapes under the cover of a winter storm. • To avoid . . . — Map (db m58421) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 113 — Battle of Limestone Station
At a bridge here on September 8, 1863, the 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, engaged more than 1000 of General Alfred E. Jackson's men in a short skirmish. Out of ammunition and surrounded, the 100th was forced to surrender. Union casualties . . . — Map (db m83156) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Crockett
Davy Crockett Pioneer Patriot Soldier Trapper Explorer State Legislator Congressman Martyred at the Alamo 1786 – 1836 [ Back of Monument : ]Original monument placed by Davy Crockett Historical Society . . . — Map (db m58400) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement
In his nearly half century of life, David Crockett literally migrated from east to west Tennessee. From his birthplace near Limestone, to his last home in Rutherford (Gibson County), the Crockett story weaves its way across the Volunteer state for . . . — Map (db m58461) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1C 46 — David Crockett1.8 mi
A flat limestone slab, said to be the doorstone of the original cabin, marks the birthplace of this pioneer. Before his death at the Alamo Massacre in 1836, he had been soldier, trapper, explorer, member of the State Legislature and Representative . . . — Map (db m69615) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Davy Crockett’s Birthplace
On this spot Davy Crockett was born Aug. 17, 1786 — Map (db m58401) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 74 — Gillespie Stone House
This was built 1792 for George Gillespie by Seth Smith a Quaker stone mason from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. An early fort originally stood on the site, and was the dividing line between Washington and Greene Counties in 1783. This house was . . . — Map (db m69616) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — The Real Likeness of David Crockett
Even his contemporaries, close friends and relatives outside the artist’s circle, were not always consistent in describing the famous frontiersman. However, almost all agree that he carried an impressive frame, stood erect, and was quite muscular. . . . — Map (db m58457) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1A 30 — Washington College1.7 miles ----->
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Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — 1C 6 — Washington CountyEstablished in 1777 named in honor of George Washington
Colonel in the Colonial Army, Commander-in Chief of the Revolutionary Army and first President of the United States of America. — Map (db m84758) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
David Crockett: 1786 – 1836 When David Crockett was born on this site on August 17, 1786 he entered a new world surrounded by extreme poverty, danger, and uncertainty – the birthright of almost every frontier family in the late . . . — Map (db m58419) HM

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