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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218V_macon-county-war-memorial-a-war-memorial_Lafayette-TN.html
Dedicated to the memory those veterans of Macon County, Tennessee who gave their lives in the service of our country. World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era 1917-1975. "If we break faith we shall have died in vain"
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IT9_world-war-ii-maneuvers_Lafayette-TN.html
Macon was one of 22 Tennessee host counties for World War II maneuvers before the invasion of Europe in 1944. The county was chosen because its terrain was similar to that in Europe. The war games prepared soldiers for active combat after the inva…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AQB_woodmore-hotel_Lafayette-TN.html
These large limestone slabs were the steps to the Woodmore Hotel, located on the west site of the square. Moses and Bettie Woodmore owned and operated the hotel in the late 1800's. It was later operated by their daughter and by their granddaughter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1APU_macon-county-confederate-soldiers-monument_Lafayette-TN.html
This monument dedicated in memory of the men who served in the Confederate States Army from Macon County, Tennessee during the war between the states 1861-1865 These units were comprised of local men serving in the Army of Tennessee 2nd TN C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1APT_a-family-tragedy_Lafayette-TN.html
Thousands of Tennessee families were caught in the crossfire of the Civil War. Dempsey Parker's family, which lived in the Hillsdale community here in Macon County, is one of many examples of a family sharply divided between North and South. Pa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1APS_the-home-of-william-dunn_Lafayette-TN.html
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. Along with Dunn were Taylor Gillam, John Clairborne, James Patterson, L.D. Hargas, Thoma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AP5_ambush-at-meadowville_Lafayette-TN.html
During the Civil War, Macon County experienced internal strife as did many other areas of Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, a Confederate partisan band established itself in this part of the county, where it harassed Federal units and threatened l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQHR_macon-county-in-the-civil-war_Lafayette-TN.html
During the Civil War, about 500 Macon County men served on each side. The Highland Rim ridge, as well as family loyalties, generally separated Confederates from Unionists. Gibbs Crossroads, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg once had a headqu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQC9_macon-county_Lafayette-TN.html
Established 1842; named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina statesman. This place was selected as the county seat, named for Marquis de LaFayette, French general in the American Revolution.First courthouse erected in 1844; three courthouse…
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