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In 1861, Morristown was a small railroad town strategically located where the East Tennessee & Virgina Railroad crossed the road to the Cumberland Gap. Although much of East Tennessee was Unionist, Morristown's residents held secessionist sympathi…
A part and minority of the Bent Creek Church of 1785 est. here 1881. The Cedar Hill Church merged with this church 1887. Name changed to Catherine Nenney Memorial 1888 in honor of Catherine Nenney Graham, wife of Hugh Graham, wealthy landowner and…
Inventor, pioneer in the field of aerodynamics, patented the "American Flying Machine" in 1877, served for 45 years as a Methodist Circuit Rider.
Front Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War. Back Erected by The Morningside Garden Club Morristown Tenn 1932. This memorial was restored and rededicated in 1997 by Veterans of Forei…
Site of the home of Dewitt Clinton Senter, farmer and lawyer, born in Rhea County, member of the Tenn. House of Representatives, 1857-3, Tenn. Senate, 1865-69, Speaker of the Senate 1869; Governor 1869-71.
The 1783 land grant to DAVID COFFMAN adjoined Indian territory. ANDREW COFFMAN, pioneer baptist preacher, was born in the original log cabin in 1784. That cabin, with additions, was later covered with clapboards.
Built around 1799 of native limestone rock by Alexander Outlaw for his son-in-law Joseph Hamilton and his wife Penelope, original settlers in Bend of the Chucky in 1783. Hamilton served for many years as court clerk of Jefferson county and was a t…
Morristown College, a two-year co-educational liberal arts institution, was founded as Morristown Seminary by Reverend Judson S. Hill in 1881. The first building used to provide education for the Negro youth of East Tennessee stood near this site …
A few yards east is the family graveyard of the founders of Morristown. In 1787, Gideon, Daniel and Absalom Morris, formerly of the Watauga Settlement, received grant in this area, from which Gideon deeded the land on which the town was built.
The homesite and grave of Revolutionary War officer, Colonel Robert McFarland, is located two miles north at Springvale. Born i 1759 in Orange County, North Carolina, he served in the Virginia Militia from 1776 to 1781. In 1783, McFarland moved fr…