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Tennessee Historical MarkersThe Temple Cemetery - Nashville TN

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The Temple Cemetery was established in 1851 with the purchase of three acres by the Hebrew Benevolent Burial Association and still serves Nashville's first Jewish congregation.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/16/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFreeland's Station (3A 42) - Nashville TN

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On this site stood one of the principal stations of the Cumberland Settlements. Felix Robertson, son of Col. James Robertson and the first white child born in the Settlement, was born here, Jan. 11, 1781.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/16/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersMemphis City Hospital - Memphis TN

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In 1836 the state authorized building a brick hospital on this site, chiefly for river travelers. In 1873 it became a municipal institution. After its razing in 1891, the location became Forrest Park.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/16/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersCedar Grove Cemetery - Lebanon TN

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In 1846, the City of Lebanon purchased land for this public cemetery. Surveyed by Professor (later Lt. General, CSA) Alexander P. Stewart of Cumberland University, the first burial took place in 1849.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersCedar Grove Iron Works - Linden TN

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Five miles southwest are ruins of the iron furnace built (1834) by Wallace Dixon on the Furnace Branch of Cedar Creek. It was rebuilt in 1846 and discontinued operation in 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFisk Female Academy - Livingston TN

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In 1806, the first school for females in the South opened near this site. Its charter was granted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1805.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersCaruthers Hall - Lebanon TN

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Cumberland University School of Law, 1847-1962, was housed at this site from 1877 until 1962. For many years it was the largest law school in the United States.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersDeFord Bailey - Lebanon TN

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Born near the community of Bellwood, in the 1920s and 1930s, DeFord Bailey won nationwide fame as the “Harmonica Wizard.” A founding member of the Grand Ole Opry, he was the first African American to win fame in country music.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersMacon County - Lafayette TN

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Established 1842; named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina statesman. This place was selected as the county seat, named for Marquis de LaFayette.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPleasant Garden (3F 23) - Summertown TN

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About four miles west, this was the scene of the first known settlement in Lawrence County. The Crosthwaite family came in 1804, the Walkers in 1809.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersGranville, Tennessee - Granville TN

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Settled in 1799, the settlers originally called this area Beech Hill. Incorporated in 1837, the name was changed to Granville. It became a booming riverboat town.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPleasant Hill (2C 11) - Pleasant Hill TN

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Pleasant Hill Was incorporated in 1903. Pleasant Hill Academy, a secondary school, was founded here in 1884 by the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Churches to provide an education for the young people of the Cumberland Plateau.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersNatchez Street Community - Franklin TN

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After the Civil War, Natchez Street became Franklin’s primary African-American community. Black businesses included: Undertakers J.T. Patton, Maggie Betsy Prince, Henry Ewing; Plumber Morton Thomas; Plasterer Bud Cheatham; Bricklayers Son Scruggs.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersLeigh-Morgan Property at Grassland - Franklin TN

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In 1898 Thomas J. and Mattie Dudley Leigh purchased a 103-acre parcel of land on the west side of Hillsboro Pike in the area known as the Grassland community.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersJohn Crawford Vaughn (1F 23) - Madisonville TN

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Born in a house which stood here. Captain in the 5th Tenn. Inf., Mexican War; organizer and first commander of the 3rd Tenn. Inf., CSA, whose first action was the first Battle of Manassas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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Tennessee Historical Markers"The Hartsville Races" (3B 21) - Hartsville TN

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Attacking the Federal 39th, (DuMont's) Brigade from south & west, a task force of 1300 cavalry & infantry under Maj. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, in a running fight, killed, wounded, or captured 2200 men.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersSt. Paul's Episcopal Church (3D 51) - Franklin TN

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This "Mother Church of the diocese of Tennessee," was begun in 1831, four years after its congregation was organized in 1827. Here James H. Otey, its first rector, was elected the first bishop of Tennessee.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersCowan Railroad Museum (2E 78) - Cowan TN

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Built in 1904, the Cowan Railroad Depot handled travelers bound for Nashville and Chattanooga, as well as Sewanee and the Cumberland Plateau, until it closed in 1971.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: 8/9/2021

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Tennessee Historical MarkersBilly Direct (3D 47) - Columbia TN

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This horse, which set a mile pacing record of 1:55 in 1938, was foaled here in 1931. His dam was Gay Forbes

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPolk's Boyhood Home (3D 21) - Columbia TN

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The first house here was built by Maj. Samuel Polk, who came here from North Carolina in 1806. In his family was the ten-year-old son, James Knox Polk.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersDavis' Ford-Nov. 25, 1864 (3D 45) - Columbia TN

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About 1½ miles northeast, the Army of Tennessee, less S.D. Lee's Corps and most of the army's artillery, crossed Duck River on a pontoon bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

last visited: 12/6/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersAdvance and Retreat (3D 18) - Columbia TN

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In this house, Lt. Gen. Hood established his command post while bypassing Maj. Gen. Schofield's force at Columbia, Nov. 24, 1864.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersJoseph Brown (3D 5) - Columbia TN

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About 1/2 mile east Joseph Brown lived. Enroute to the Cumberland Settlements by river from North Carolina in 1788, he was captured by Indians from Nickajack Cave.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/14/2020

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Tennessee Historical MarkersSt. John's (3D 37) - Columbia TN

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Consecrated Sept. 4, 1842, by James Hervey Otey, first Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, this church was built by Leonidas Polk, then Missionary Bishop of Southwest and his three brothers, George, Lucius, and Rufus.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPromise Land (3E 17) - Charlotte TN

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In this locality shortly after the Civil War, freed slaves established Promise Land, the first African-American community of Dickson County. Early settlers were Nathan Bowen, Washington Vanleer, and two brothers, John and Arch Nesbitt.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: never

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