Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Morristown, Tennessee Historical Markers

 
Caught in the Crossfire Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, March 12, 2017
Caught in the Crossfire Marker
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Caught in the Crossfire Morristown in the Civil War
In 1861, Morristown was a small railroad town strategically located where the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad crossed the road to the Cumberland Gap. Although much of East Tennessee was Unionist, Morristown's residents held secessionist . . . — Map (db m101931) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B 36 — Cheek's Crossroads
Here the Kentucky Road, from Cumberland Gap to the Carolinas, crossed the Stage Road, from Abingdon, Va., to the west. In 1790, Jesse Cheek had a store about 50 yds. N.E. On this spot the Deaderick family operated a store with various partners in . . . — Map (db m22676) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Coffman House
The 1783 land grant to DAVID COFFMAN adjoined Indian territory. ANDREW COFFMAN, pioneer baptist preacher, was born in the original log cabin in 1784. That cabin, with additions, was later covered with clapboards. — Map (db m84687) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B65 — Colonel Robert McFarland 1759-1837
The homesite and grave of Revolutionary War officer, Colonel Robert McFarland, is located two miles north at Springvale. Born in 1759 in Orange County, North Carolina, he served in the Virginia Militia from 1776 to 1781. In 1783, McFarland moved . . . — Map (db m80442) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Conestoga Wagon
It took Virginia and North Carolina settlers from 1607 until almost 1750 to settle as far as the Appalachians. The surge of road building between 1790 and 1840 made the Trans Allegheny accessible for further settling. During this time, development . . . — Map (db m126538) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B-9 — Crockett Tavern
Here stood the Crockett Tavern, established and operated by John and Rebecca Crockett. It was the boyhood home of David Crockett (1786-1836), pioneer and political leader in Tennessee, and a victim of the Alamo Massacre at San Antonio, Texas. — Map (db m43711) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — David Crockett – A Tennessee Legacy
In the 49 years that David Crockett called Tennessee his home he migrated from one end of the Volunteer state to the other. From his birthplace near Limestone on the banks of the Nolichucky River to his last home in present day Rutherford (Gibson . . . — Map (db m126483) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Dewitt Clinton Senter 1830-1898
Site of the home of Dewitt Clinton Senter, farmer and lawyer, born in Rhea County, member of the Tenn. House of Representatives, 1857-3, Tenn. Senate, 1865-69, Speaker of the Senate 1869; Governor 1869-71. — Map (db m88029) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War
Front Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War.

Back Erected by The Morningside Garden Club Morristown Tenn 1932.

This memorial was restored and rededicated in 1997 . . . — Map (db m88027) WM

Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Melville Milton Murrell 1855-1933
Inventor, pioneer in the field of aerodynamics, patented the "American Flying Machine" in 1877, served for 45 years as a Methodist Circuit Rider. — Map (db m87971) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B42 — Morris Cemetery
A few yards east is the family graveyard of the founders of Morristown. In 1787, Gideon, Daniel and Absalom Morris, formerly of the Watauga Settlement, received grants in this area, from which Gideon deeded the land on which the town was built. — Map (db m80441) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B 56 — Morristown College
Morristown College, a two-year co-educational liberal arts institution, was founded as Morristown Seminary by Reverend Judson S. Hill in 1881. The first building used to provide education for the Negro youth of East Tennessee stood near this site . . . — Map (db m128454) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B 37 — Panther Springs
½ mile along the Old Stage Road, a thriving pioneer community grew up around the enormous spring at which one Col. Bradley killed a panther. Panther Springs Academy was here. Tate's Store, also the post office, was the meeting place for the . . . — Map (db m28484) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 1B 54 — Return From Kentucky
Passing through here from Cumberland Gap following Bragg's unsuccessful invasion of Kentucky, the newly constituted Army of Tennessee here turned west to Knoxville. Scott's Cavalry Brigade led, followed by a procession of refugees, captured . . . — Map (db m80374) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Rural Mount
Built around 1799 of native limestone rock by Alexander Outlaw for his son-in-law Joseph Hamilton and his wife Penelope, original settlers in Bend of the Chucky in 1783. Hamilton served for many years as court clerk of Jefferson county and was a . . . — Map (db m84486) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — St. Paul Presbyterian Church Lowland
Founded in 1804, the original church was on Flat Creek. The present structure was built in 1857 under the supervision of Col. Joseph Hamilton. Rooms were added in the basement in 1946 and major renovations to the interior made in 1969. The exterior . . . — Map (db m126430) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park
The valley before you was located at the heart of Cherokee Indian tribal territory until the late 1700's Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park. The platform, on which you stand, is dedicated in memory of Bill Catron, . . . — Map (db m81631) HM

17 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement