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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 & Virgina 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 — 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 — 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 — 1B56 — 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 on . . . — Map (db m80656) 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 — 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
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Russellville — Bethesda Presbyterian Church A Church Divided
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, completed 1835, is a powerful reminder of the effect of the Civil War on the Tennessee home front. As the war clouds gathered, conflicting sympathies divided the congregation, and the church closed its doors. After the . . . — Map (db m35659) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Russellville — 1B 27 — Hayslope
0.4 mi. Built 1785 by Col. James Roddye, from North Carolina. He was subsequently delegate to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention, magistrate and register of Jefferson County under territorial government and member of Tennessee's first . . . — Map (db m81632) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Russellville — 1B 30 — Longstreet's Billet
Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Corps occupied this area during the winter of 1863-64, with the mission of securing east Tennessee to the Confederacy. He and his staff occupied this house at that time. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's troops were to the north of . . . — Map (db m22671) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Russellville — Longstreet's Headquarters A Cold Command
In the winter of 1863-1864, after abandoning the siege of Knoxville, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet was given command of the Confederate forces in Upper East Tennessee. He chose Russellville, a small town on the East Tennessee and Virginia . . . — Map (db m81633) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Russellville — Russellville Area From Bridge to Bridge The Role of the Russellville Area During the Civil War
(Front Side): Early Russellville (1780-1859) The Russellville area was settled shortly after the American Revolution. The first pioneers probably were in the area by 1780-1782, when the land was still known as Indian Territory. Early . . . — Map (db m25476) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Whitesburg — Bent Creek Baptist Church
A part and minority of the Bent Creek Church of 1785 est. here 1881. The Cedar Hill Church merged with this church 1887. Name changed to Catherine Nenney Memorial 1888 in honor of Catherine Nenney Graham, wife of Hugh Graham, wealthy landowner and . . . — Map (db m97661) HM
Tennessee (Hamblen County), Whitesburg — 1B 28 — Bent Creek Church
This Baptist church is successor to the church established about one mile southwest, by Elder Tidence Lane and Elder William Murphy in 1785. A cemetery is near the original church site, which stood on the Old Stage Road from Abingdon to Knoxville. . . . — Map (db m22677) HM

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