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By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
Attack on Dandridge Marker
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Attack on DandridgeJudicious Withdrawal
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m69520) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C49 — Battle of DandridgeDec. 24, 1863
A critical point in the bitter cavalry actions during Longstreet's withdrawal to winter quarters near Morristown. The 1st Brig., 1st Cav. Div., Army of the Cumberland, coming from the NW through Dandridge, was attacked at Hays' Ferry, four mi. NE, . . . — Map (db m82195) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Battle of Hay's FerryFighting for Food
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m69526) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C41 — Dandridge
Permanently settled 1783. Francis Dean built meeting house where Revolutionary Cemetery remains. Jan., 1793, commissioners of County Court, Jefferson Co., Territory South of the River Ohio, located county seat here. Dean donated land & Samuel Jack . . . — Map (db m82196) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C89 — David Crockett and Polly Finley
Legendary frontiersman David Crockett and his first wife, Polly Finley, were married on August 14, 1806, at the home of Polly's parents, William and Jean Finley, one~fourth mile southeast of here. After the wedding, David and Polly lived in this . . . — Map (db m80231) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m100483) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Fighting at DandridgeMidwinter Clash
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E, Burnside's army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet's men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m100826) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — Pine Chapel
"In commemoration of Pine Chapel Cemetery one half mile north of this spot, and Pine Chapel Methodist Church on this spot about 1787, together with Pine Chapel School House near this spot, being the first public institutions in the Wilderness. . . . — Map (db m28571) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C47 — Samuel McSpadden
Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gunpowder to New Orleans, where General Andrew . . . — Map (db m80438) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — 1C87 — Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
Side A One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30 ~ by ~ 60 ~ foot shed, 4,000 . . . — Map (db m28296) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Dandridge — The Dike That Saved Dandridge
A portion of the town of Dandridge would have been flooded by the waters of Douglas Lake if the Tennessee Valley Authority had not built a dike. The top of the dike is an elevation of 1009 feet, seven feet above the dam's crest gates. All of the . . . — Map (db m80210) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C83 — Battle of Mossy CreekDecember 29, 1863
Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along . . . — Map (db m28311) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C42 — Carson - Newman College
1/2 mi. Following organizational meetings in 1849, this was chartered as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in 1851. It closed 1861-65, its buildings being occupied and badly damaged by Federal troops in that period. Resuming operation in 1866, . . . — Map (db m28488) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1E 123 — Cox Millca. 1792
A Revolutionary War veteran wounded at the Battle of King's Mountain on October 1, 1780, William Cox Sr. built Cox Mill, a grist mill, on this site about 1792. He was an "Overmountain Man" living in Watauga in 1775. As a delegate from Washington . . . — Map (db m84368) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — Mossy Creek EngagementBending but not Breaking
(preface) In November 1863, Confederated Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m70659) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C 94 — Sarah Swann Hall(1904)
Side 1 Sarah Swann Hall, Grand Lady of Carson~Newman University, has been "home" to generations of students. Colonel Alfred Reuben Swann (1843~1926), visionary Jefferson County businessman and Carson~Newman trustee, built this stately home . . . — Map (db m108736) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner
For Black Methodist Episcopal Church, School, and Cemetery. Deeded 1867 to Trustees: John Roper • Jacob Branner • Joseph Peck • William Houston • Richard Dan — Map (db m107951) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), New Market — 1B52 — "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
The author of this book, probably the most famous of her several works, spent her first winter in the United States in a small house which stood about 250 yards south. Besides this juvenile work, she was the author of numerous popular adult books . . . — Map (db m100828) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), New Market — 1B51 — Frances Hodgson Burnett
In a log cabin which stood here, Frances Eliza Hodgson, newly from England with her family, spent the winter of 1865. She helped support her family with music lessons, also opened a "Select Seminary for Young People." Here she met Dr. Swan Burnett, . . . — Map (db m28493) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Strawberry Plains — 1E36 — McBee's Ferry
1/2 mile NW, near the present railway bridge, this ferry was established by William McBee in the last decade of the 18th century. Many early travelers have, in their diaries, mentioned using it. — Map (db m101788) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Talbot — Kimbrough's CrossroadsConfederate Surprise
(preface) In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m69548) HM

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