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You see them everywhere - on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks - signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Signs of HistoryLocomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks - Hampton GA

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Running between Atlanta and Savannah, the first trial run of the Nancy Hanks was made in October of 1892. With its cars originally painted vermilion red with gold trim, and finally royal blue with gold trim.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/30/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCherokee Heritage Trails Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi - Vonore TN

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Cherokee Heritage Trails (Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi) wind through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, in the heart of Cherokee homelands that once encompassed more than 140,000 square miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryUnicoi Turnpike Trail A Path Through Time - Vonore TN

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The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBuilt 1914 Winchester City Hall - Winchester TN

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Between the 1850s and 1911, a livery stable and stone works occupied the north end of this site. With the John Custer Family home on the south corner, the present building was constructed for the US Post Office and various government offices.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience-From Furs to Factories - Vonore TN

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From the beginning of the eighteenth century until the American Revolution, Cherokee hunters and trappers traded tens of thousands of animal pelts for manufactured goods imported by licensed British traders.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCherokee Heritage Trails-Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi - Tellico Plains TN

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Cherokee Heritage Trails (Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi) wind through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, in the heart of Cherokee homelands that once encompassed more than 140,000 square miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Red Caboose - Tullahoma TN

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The car displayed here is a side bay window model caboose built in 1964 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad at the company’s South Louisville yards.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThompson's Station Train Depot - Thompsons Station TN

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The depot was called Thompson’s Station in honor of Dr. Elijah Thompson, who donated the land on which the village was built. Farmers drove their animals and products down the gravel roads to this depot for shipment to far away markets.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience From Furs to Factories - Tellico Plains TN

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Tellico Plains’ first industrial venture, the Tellico Iron Works, started around 1825 with the construction of a foundry by an early white settler.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryUnicoi Turnpike Trail Path Through Time - Tellico Plains TN

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The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 year. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience From Furs to Factories - Sweetwater TN

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Prosperous farmer, railroad investor, and legislator, I. T. Lenoir deeded a track of his farm in 1858 for the location of a railroad depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad which bisected the fledging town of Sweetwater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRobertson County Courthouse - Springfield TN

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Robertson County was established April 9, 1796, during the first session of the General Assembly of Tennessee. The act provided commissioners to establish the county government system and raise money to build a courthouse and jail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Fowler Family and the Last Spike - Feist Lake, ON

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Marker recounting the history of the Feist family and their involvement with the Canadian Pacific Railway here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee - Spring Hill TN

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The area on which most of the town of Spring Hill is located was originally part of land grants to three Revolutionary War veterans, George Doherty, John Hardin and Ezekiel Polk.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySlave Cabins Sam Davis Home - Smyrna TN

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In 1850 the Davis census lists ownership of 35 slaves, 14 males and 22 females. By 1860, 52 slaves, 27 males and 25 females, were living in the 14 slave cabins on the Davis property.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOutbuildings Sam Davis Home - Smyrna TN

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Smokehouse-Historically, farms in the 19th century included a small building called the smokehouse where meats could be smoked and stored. It was generally separated from other buildings to keep smoke away from the main house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Sam Davis Boyhood Home - Smyrna TN

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Logs notched near the end characterized most American log homes of this time period. Spaces between the logs were filled or “chinked” with clay, stones, poles or shingles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySam Davis Home - Smyrna TN

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Sam Davis-he was told that if information were not forthcoming, the Federals would hang him as a spy. Sam refused to cooperate, claiming he was a scout and a courier, not a spy. He was swiftly tried and hanged on November 27, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBelle Meade Farm Freedom in 1865 - Nashville TN

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In 1865 one hundred thirty six (136) enslaved men, women, and children at Belle Meade Farm gained their freedom. With this freedom they gained the right to choose where they would live and work.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySunrise to Sunset - Mount Vernon, VA, USA

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This sign of history describes George Washington's Slaves that toiled in the farms and fields.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCattle - Mount Vernon, VA, USA

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George Washington raised cattle - pretty amazing!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCrockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement - Limestone TN

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In his nearly half century of life, David Crockett literally migrated from east to west Tennessee. From his birthplace near Limestone, to his last home in Rutherford (Gibson County).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Real Likeness of David Crockett - Limestone TN

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Almost all agree that he carried an impressive frame, stood erect, and was quite muscular. We also know that he preferred to wear his dark brown hair on the longer side, parted down the middle, and was a bit of a stranger to a comb.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryA Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett - Limestone TN

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Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will until he escapes under the cover of a winter storm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryLenoir Cotton Mill c. 1821 - Lenoir City TN

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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