Born in Newport on October 13, 1870, Hooper was a successful Cocke County attorney.
He was elected governor and served two terms, 1911-15. His election is attributed to the influence of fusion, the coalition of the prohibition factions of both . . . — — Map (db m61778) HM
* Jefferson County *
Established 1792: named in honor of
Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of . . . — — Map (db m81373) HM
Born in a house 500 yards south, he attended W & L University and V.M.I. Enlisted in the French Foreign Legion, August, 1914: incapacitated for infantry service by wounds, May 1915. Transferring to the French Air Force, he helped found the . . . — — Map (db m28228) HM
Located .2 mi. east on the Big Pigeon River is a strategic crossing used by the Cherokees. In Aug. 1782, Gen. Charles McDowell of Burke Co., North Carolina, raised an army of five hundred mounted militia from Morgan District to cross the mountains, . . . — — Map (db m61779) HM
About 2 miles northeast, south of the mouth of Cosby’s Creek, William Whitson, Jr., established a fort on the east bank of Pigeon River in 1783. It was an important frontier outpost, since there was a ford there, and the west bank of the river was . . . — — Map (db m58404) HM