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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 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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Signs of HistoryFirst Court House - Clarksville TN

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This stone commemorates First Court House A rude log house on Public Square 1788 - 1811 The Old Stockade Southwest from this point

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySullivan County Tennessee's Second Oldest County - Blountville TN

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Sullivan County was established by the North Carolina Assembly’s October 1779 session; its north of the Holston River section formerly in Washington County, Virginia; and its south of the river section formerly in Washington County, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Town of Port Royal - Adams TN

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Port Royal was one of the earliest towns in Tennessee. It began as a settlers fort around 1785 and was founded as a town in 1797, one year after Tennessee became a state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryStores of Port Royal - Adams TN

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The earliest stores in Port Royal date back to the late 1790s, most of which were taverns and inns. Stores could thrive for many years due to the commerce brought in by the Great Western Road which passed through Port Royal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of History1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store - Adams TN

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This building served as a lodge, general store, and post office from 1859 until the 1950s. Today it serves as the Port Royal State Park Headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFirst Texas Sugar Refinery - Sugar Land, TX

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A marker locating the spot of the first sugar refinery in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2020

last visited: 7/2/2007

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Signs of HistoryFrancis Scott Key *1779 - 1843* - Washington, D.C.

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A sign about Francis Scott Key.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 10/18/2020

last visited: 5/29/2017

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Signs of HistoryA Cobble Quarry - Mount Vernon, VA, USA

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The site of the former Cobble Quarry is located along the Forest Trail at the Mount Vernon Estate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/18/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld City Hall - Plano, TX

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A gray, granite sidewalk marker at the northeast corner of the intersection of K Ave and E 15th St, Plano, TX, provides a sound byte for the old City Hall building, long since replaced by something more modern.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2020

last visited: never

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