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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 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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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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Signs of HistoryNeddy Jacobs Cabin - Lebanon TN

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Prior to 1780, the land that is now the Historic Lebanon Town Square was claimed by William Gosney. It was part of 640 acres surrounding the gushing spring, and here he built a cabin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryHistory of the Logs Used in this Cabin - Lebanon TN

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The original site of this log cabin was in Leeville, Tennessee on the old Nashville-Lebanon stage route (Hickory Ridge Road). It was built in 1833 by John Kelley, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Margaret Lavenia Kelley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Home of William Dunn - Lafayette TN

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On Feb. 7, 1842, the Justices of Smith and Sumner Counties met at the home of William Dunn, located in this vicinity, for the purpose of forming a new county.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFlatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 - Kingsport TN

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Colonel John Donelson in his flatboat “Adventure,” leading a flotilla of about 300 people in flatboats and canoes, departed from Fort Patrick Henry on that epic voyage to the Big Salt Lick on the Cumberland River (now Nashville).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryDaniel Boone Wilderness Trail - Kingsport TN

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In March 1775 Daniel Boone and a group of axmen met nearby at the Holston River and began blazing a trail through 200 miles of forested terrain to the Cumberland Gap and beyond to the Kentucky River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryAndrew Jackson-Brass Cannon to Franklin - Franklin TN

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On his return from New Orleans Andrew Jackson gave a brass cannon to Franklin. A part of his soldiery camped here on their way to New Orleans.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOlimpia Valencia López - Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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First gynecology woman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/23/2020

last visited: 10/24/2020

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Signs of HistoryIsabel Barreto de Castro (Pontevedra, 1567 - Peru 1622) - Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Woman captain in men's world

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/23/2020

last visited: 10/24/2020

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Signs of HistoryC.F. Saigling Lumber Company 1885 - Plano, TX

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A gray, granite sidewalk marker near the railroad tracks at 14th St, Plano, TX, notes this as the location of the C.F. Saigling Lumber Company, providing a little bit of history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryKlepper's Wagon Yard - Plano, TX

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A gray, granite sidewalk marker at the southwest corner of the intersection of Municipal Ave and E 15th St, Plano, TX, notes that this block was the location for Klepper's Wagon Yard and other early buildings as Plano grew.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMansker's Station - Goodlettsville TN

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In 1780, a longhunter of German descent named Kasper Mansker, settled in the Goodlettsville area and established his own forted station. It was on the west side of Mansker Creek that he built his first station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBowen Plantation House - Goodlettsville TN

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The Bowen Plantation house was built in 1787 by Captain William Bowen, a veteran of Lord Dunmore’s War, the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War who brought his family to the area in 1783. The Bowen Plantation House is the oldest brick house in Middle Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryGallatin, Tennessee - Gallatin TN

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By an act of the Tennessee General Assembly, Gallatin became the county seat of Sumner County on February 26, 1802, when commissioners sold the first town lots.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Site of Byars-Hall High School - Covington TN

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In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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