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BLEDSOE COUNTY
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BLEDSOE COUNTY

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HISTORY of BLEDSOE COUNTY
County established November 30, 1807
Organized December 7, 1807
Named for Anthony Bledsoe, Born 1733
Was captain in the Colonial Army from Virginia
Formed from land that was part of Roane County
Became major in the Revolutionary Army
Served as colonel in the Tennessee Militia
Was killed by Indians near his home in Sumner County, July 20, 1788
Bledsoe County

 

PEOPLE of BLEDSOE COUNTY
County named after
Served as a captain in the Virginia Colonial Army
Was a major in the Revolutionary Army
Became a colonel in the Tennessee Militia
One of first settlers of Sumner County
Killed by Indians near his home
Anthony Bledsoe (1733-1788)

 

SIGHTS in BLEDSOE COUNTY
Bickford Big Bird Ranch Correctional Facilities Lowes Gap Trading Post
bledso51.gif (32013 bytes) bledso50.gif (64254 bytes) Orchard planted early 1950’s
Retail shop open to purchase fruits
Apple House features a pie and donut shop
Palmers Run Race Track Wooden’s Apple House 

 

GOLF in BLEDSOE COUNTY

Located on the border of Sequatchie and Bledsoe County
Situated on site of Old Madison, the original county seat of Bledsoe County
The fairway of #8 hole was where the old courthouse was located
Opened 1995
6800 yards
18 holes
Mt Airy Golf Club

 

HIGHWAYS in BLEDSOE COUNTY
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U S Highways State Highways

 

CEMETERIES of BLEDSOE COUNTY
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Bethel Cemetery  Bickford Cemetery Blackburn Cemetery Brayton Cemetery
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Established 1865
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Established 1863
Brushy Cemetery Cagle Cemetery Collier Cemetery Colvard Cemetery
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DeBord Cemetery Dill Memorial Cemetery Dunn Cemetery Griffith Cemetery
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Hickory Grove Cemetery Howard Walker Cemetery  John M Hixon Cemetery Johnson Lewis Cemetery
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Keener Hill Church of God Cemetery Lamb Cemetery Rainey-Dill Cemetery  Swafford’s Chapel Cemetery
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Thomas Y Swafford Cemetery  Worthington Cemetery

 

SCHOOLS of BLEDSOE COUNTY
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Abandoned School Bledsoe County High School Cecil B Rigsby School Mary V Wheeler Elementary School

 

HIGHER EDUCATION in BLEDSOE COUNTY
bledso89.gif (60205 bytes) About 500 yards north west.  This school was the outgrowth of a community meeting at Bryant Camp Ground in 1858.  War conditions delayed opening until 1865, with Professor Gerry Rodgers first president.  The first student body included both Confederate and Federal veterans.  A coeducational school of strict discipline, it operated until 1857.
SEQUATCHIE COLLEGE
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Sequatchie/Bledsoe County Vocational Training Center

 

POST OFFICES of BLEDSOE COUNTY
 Bee Creek Opened: August 30, 1853 Closed: July 10, 1866
  Opened: February 14, 1858 Closed: June 12, 1882
Billingsly  Opened: March 6, 1882 Closed: December 15, 1906
Braden’s Knob Opened: February 9, 1869 Closed: March 22, 1887
Brayton Opened: July 7, 1884 Closed: October 31, 1934
Brockdale Opened: April 6, 1910 Closed: August 15, 1955
Buck Ridge Opened: July 28, 1900 Closed: May 31, 1907
Cannon Creek Opened: December 17, 1919 Closed: March 31, 1930
Card Hill Opened: June 22, 1874 Closed: May 23, 1876
Caworth Opened: January 3, 1900 Closed: June 15, 1900
Cold Spring Opened: May 9, 1870 Closed: December 22, 1879
Crab Orchard Opened: September 27, 1827 Closed: July 18, 1829
Crossville Opened: August  22, 1836 Closed: January 19, 1843
  Opened: December 21, 1846 Closed: April 7, 1856
Debord  Opened: January 26, 1903 Closed: September 30, 1914
East View Opened: April 6, 1838 Closed: April 29, 1843
Farmingdale Opened: January 7, 1825 Closed: September 30, 1904
Fillmore Opened: March 25, 1851 Closed: July 25, 1866
Opened: June 6, 1867 Closed: 
Flagstone Opened: March 5, 1878 Closed: April 27, 1882 
Foster’s Cross Roads Opened: July 5, 1939 Closed: July 25, 1866
  Opened: April 24, 1867 Closed: October 20, 1873
Gerren Heights Opened: December 12, 1924 Closed: March 31, 1934
Glade Creek Opened: August 3, 1871 Closed: December 2, 1904
Grapevine Opened: September 11, 1882 Closed: December 31, 1928
Grassy Cove Opened: February 16, 1837 Closed: April 7, 1856
Hart Opened: May 13, 1890 Closed: September 3, 1891
Hendon Opened: April 9, 1909 Closed: January. 15, 1912
Opened: September 8, 1923 Closed: October 31, 1955
Herbert Opened: January 12, 1900 Closed: December 31, 1918
High Plains Opened: February 25, 1826 Closed: July 21, 1828
Hitchcox Opened: February 23, 1935 Closed: August 15, 1955
Let Opened: April 13, 1892 Closed: July 15, 1909
Litton Opened: March 18, 1890 Closed: February 29, 1955
Lloyd Opened: April 13, 1887 Closed: February 23, 1889
Melvine Opened: June 1, 1892 Closed: January 31, 1901
Merriman Opened: September 23, 1880 Closed: May 22 1882
Milo Opened: July 18 1894 Closed: September 31, 1894
Opened: July 30, 1906 Closed: April 30, 1957
Mount Airy Opened: January 28, 1825 Closed: March 30, 1843
Opened: June 21, 1843 Closed: September 22, 1866
  Opened: February 10, 1868 Closed: March 17, 1872
  Opened: March 26, 1883 Closed: 
Narrimore’s Opened: January 19, 1833 Closed: October 12, 1869
Nine Mile Opened: August 21, 1850 Closed: September 22, 1866
  Opened: December 20, 1866 Closed: May 18, 1868
  Opened: May 3, 1876 Closed: April 20, 1892
  Opened: May 10, 1892 Closed: June 20, 1895
Opened: March 28, 1898 Closed: November 15, 1918
Ormes Store Opened: February 28, 1839 Closed: October 23, 1843
Opened: April 9, 1845 Closed: June 1, 1892
Pailo Opened: May 7, 1886 Closed: April 24, 1907
Pankey Opened: May 12, 1881 Closed: April 3, 1882
Patton Opened: November 14, 1879 Closed: May 1, 1891
  Opened: May 1, 1893 Closed: April 13, 1905
Pearson Opened: July 31, 1888 Closed: August 21, 1897
Pikeville Opened: February 7, 1811 Closed: Operating
Pitts Cross Roads Opened: December 24, 1857 Closed: February 20, 1867
Opened: April 24, 1857 Closed: February 20, 1867
Rainy Opened: May 22, 1900 Closed: January 15, 1917
Rankins Creek Opened: May 15, 1844 Closed: September 19, 1845
Roberson’s Cross Roads Opened: December 2, 1839 Closed: September 22, 1866
  Opened: March 6, 1867 Closed: January 3, 1882
Sampson Opened: May 30 1887 Closed: August 31, 1907
Saratoga Opened: June 15, 1883 Closed: July 31, 1888
Saratoga Springs Opened: July 31, 1888 Closed: November 6, 1888
Schoolfield Opened: June 5, 1883 Closed: April 14, 1894
Schoolfield’s Store Opened: December 8, 1832 Closed: April 9, 1850
Seals Opened: April 13, 1880 Closed: January 12, 1900
Sequachee College Opened: January 3, 1882 Closed: May 15, 1907 
Signal Opened: October 8, 1894 Closed: October 15, 1907
Spencer Hill Opened: March 23, 1857 Closed: August 3, 1860
Stephens Chapel Opened: June 13, 1857 Closed: September 22, 1866
  Opened: April 24, 1867 Closed: April 15, 1907
Summer City Opened: August 12, 1891 Closed: April 14, 1900
Tanbark Opened: April 27, 1882 Closed: January 31, 1912
Tollett  Opened: March 14, 1881 Closed: March 18, 1890

 

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