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

Smithville, Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, May 31, 2015
Beckwith Inn Marker
Tennessee (DeKalb County), Smithville — 2D 41 — Beckwith Inn
The Beckwith Inn was located just south of here on the Old Turnpike. Originally built by James Cannady in 1816, it was one of the best-known landmarks in DeKalb County. James B. and Rachel Roulstone Beckwith operated the inn from 1843 until the late . . . — Map (db m84976) HM
Tennessee (DeKalb County), Smithville — Dekalb County
Established 1837; named in honor of Baron Johann De Kalb, the Bavarian officer who accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777. Appointed a Major General in the Continental Army, he was killed at the Battle of Camden in 1780 while commanding Delaware . . . — Map (db m129993) HM WM
Tennessee (Dekalb County), Smithville — DeKalb County Confederate Monument
(south face) Atlanta Chickamauga Murfreesboro This monument is dedicated to the memory of all DeKalb Countians who served the Confederacy. They sacrificed much for the cause of an independent South. Their courage and patriotism . . . — Map (db m75792) WM
Tennessee (Dekalb County), Smithville — DeKalb County in the Civil War A Country and a County Divided
DeKalb County differed from surrounding counties. A sizeable minority of its citizens opposed secession and voted against it in the June 8, 1861 referendum. Their champion was a slave owner, Congressman William B. Stokes. The majority followed . . . — Map (db m81483) HM
Tennessee (DeKalb County), Smithville — 2D 16 — Evins' Old Mill
1/2 Mi. south on Fall Creek stood a watermill built in 1837 by Daniel Smith, an early Tennessee pioneer. The original mill was destroyed by flood in 1905, and a new one 1000 ft. distant was built by J.E. Evins near Carmack Falls, where the river . . . — Map (db m84322) HM
Tennessee (Dekalb County), Smithville — Veterans Memorial DeKalb County Tennessee
May the sun of righteousness shining on the American Flag glorify the sacrifice and hold in grateful remembrance the Thousands of our sons and daughters who suffered for our freedom. — Map (db m75791) WM

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