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Loudon County Tennessee Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
National Campground Marker
Tennessee (Loudon County), Greenback — National Campground — Bivouac of Reconciliation
In November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet besieged Knoxville and Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s force there. Late in the month, after the Federal victory at Chattanooga, Gen. William T. Sherman led his corps north through largely . . . — Map (db m82220) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Greenback — 1 E 108 — Sam Houston American Giant Homesite
In 1807, Sam Houston arrived at this 419-acre site with his widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters. The homesite was located just above the spring on the hill. Sam Houston served as general, President of Texas, Governor of Tennessee and . . . — Map (db m58842) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Lenoir City — Company B - Korean War Memorial — 278th INF RCT
Korean War 1950 - 1952 Akins, Edward C. • Amos, Fred J. Jr. • Anderson, Johnny R. • Arden, Calvin E. • Beeler. Paul L. • Blair, Richard L. • Bowman, Allen L. • Brewer, Walter G. • Brown, Virgil W. • Burnette, Earl K. • Burnette, George W. • . . . — Map (db m37180) WM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Lenoir City — Lenoir Cotton Mill — c. 1821 — A National Register Landmark
The Lenoir Cotton Mill, built by Major Wm. Ballard Lenoir between 1810 and 1821, is one of several structures that made up Lenoir's Station. Lenoir and his sons also built Lenoir Inn (family home which also served as stagecoach station and hotel, a . . . — Map (db m69438) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Lenoir City — Lenoir Plantation — Federal Occupation
The 1863 Union raid on Lenoir Station, now Lenoir City, changed the lives of the family that owned the 2,700-acre plantation here. Dr. Benjamin B. Lenoir was one of four brothers who owned the property. His wife was Henrietta Ramsey Lenoir and his . . . — Map (db m69443) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Lenoir City — Lenoir's Station — Sander's Raid
Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside needed to gather information on Confederate troop strength and to cripple the important East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad before he invaded East Tennessee in 1863. In June, he ordered Col. William P. Sanders to march . . . — Map (db m69434) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Lenoir City — 1F 33 — The Lenoir Cotton Mill
The Lenoir Cotton Mill, built between 1810 and 1821, was one of a series of mills in the community along Town Creek and the only one surviving. They were built by William B. Lenoir, a prosperous manufacturer, miller and merchant. It is one of . . . — Map (db m82221) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Loudon — Loudon County Courthouse
Loudon County first named Christiana, was created in 1870 from portions of Roane, Monroe and Blount Counties. Construction of this building was begun soon afterwards, being built by Brothers, Ira N. Clarke and J. Wesley Clarke. National . . . — Map (db m69425) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Loudon — Loudon Railroad Bridge — Strategic Crossing
The covered wooden bridge of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad here on the Tennessee River was a strategically significant crossing for rail traffic between Richmond and Chattanooga. The Confederacy especially relied on the railroad for troop . . . — Map (db m82222) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Loudon — Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout
Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout U.S. Army — Vietnam Khe Gio Bridge Republic of Vietnam 12 March 1970 Battery C, 1st Battalion 44th Artillery, Vietnam The President of the United States in the name of Congress takes pleasure in . . . — Map (db m69430) HM WM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Morganton — Morganton Crossing — Too Cold to Wade — Knoxville Campaign
(preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . — Map (db m69381) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Philadelphia — 1F 28 — Affair at Philadelphia — Oct. 20, 1863
Here, in the cavalry action following the Battle of Chickamauga, the Confederate cavalry regiments of Dibrell and Morrison attacked Wolford's cavalry brigade, captured 700 prisoners, 6 mountain howitzers, 50 wagons loaded with stores, 10 ambulances . . . — Map (db m69421) HM
Tennessee (Loudon County), Philadelphia — Battle of Philadelphia — Bivouac of Reconciliation
During the autumn of 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's forces occupied Knoxville and much of the surrounding countryside. Philadelphia, a station on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, was the southernmost Union-held town. Col. Frank . . . — Map (db m82223) HM

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