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TENNESSEE-
CANNON COUNTY
, TN- 11/24/96

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CANNON COUNTY TENNESSEE

 

Site Location Map for Cannon County
Numbers beside the headings designate locations of the site on the map to the right.

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HISTORY of CANNON COUNTY
Established January 31, 1836
Organized May 2, 1836
Formed from Rutherford, Smith and Warren Counties
Woodbury is county seat
Named in honor of Newton Cannon
Was Governor of Tennessee (1835-1839)

 

CIVIL WAR BATTLES

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CONFEDERATE GUERRILLA
Hiram T "Pomp" Kersey was a celebrated leader of Confederate irregulars that protected Confederate families in the Short Mountain area.  Before leading the partisans, he served in Company A, 16th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.  On 24 July, 1864, in retaliation to a raid the previous night, he and seven other secessionists were surprised in their sleep.  Unionists led by William Hathaway shot and killed them 1.5 miles southeast from this marker.  Kersey's body was publicly displayed in Liberty, and his remains were later buried in the Melton Cemetery adjacent to this marker.

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FORREST'S MURFREESBORO RAID (July 15, 1862)
Having brought about the surrender of the Federal garrison of Murfreesboro by 4:00 PM, Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's Brigade halted here overnight, enroute to McMinnville where prisoners were processed and captured material inventoried.  In addition to the extensive capture of men and horses, and destruction of material, munitions and rolling stock, the raid had caused the abandonment by Major General Don Carlos Buell of the Federal drive on Chattanooga.

 

PEOPLE of CANNON COUNTY
County named for Newton Cannon
Served in the Creek Indian Wars and the War of 1812
Was a member of Congress from 1814 to 1817 and 1821 to 1827
Elected governor of Tennessee in 1835
NEWTON CANNON

 

ATTRACTIONS in CANNON COUNTY
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A1 Downtown Gassaway, Tennessee
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A2 Short Mountain Fire Tower A3 Fresh Water Spring
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Named for a Cherokee Indian leader

A4 Readyville Mill H1 Horse Show Arena Black Fox Trail

 

BICYCLE ROUTES in CANNON COUNTY

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KEY:
Blue Road
      
4+ Foot Paved Shoulder
Pink Road       1+ Foot Pavement with or without white line
Orange Road  Rideable, with Gravel, Dirt, or Rough Pavement Shoulder
Green Road    Scenic, but with Little or No Shoulder
Steep hills at south end
Mostly narrow gravel road
Lots of shade
Follows small scenic creek
Not too many houses to mar scenery
Sharp "V" shaped valley
Hills both sides of road
Approximately 6 miles one way
Paved road
Steep hills
Spring Creek one side of road
Hill with scenic bluffs on other side
Narrow crooked road
Steep south end
Narrow road
Paved
Sharp "V" shaped valley
Levels off at north end
Follows scenic creek
Bicycle Route 1 Bicycle Route 2 Bicycle Route 3

 

HIGHWAYS in CANNON COUNTY
70S 1, 53, 64, 96, 99, 146
U S Highways State Highways

 

HISTORIC HOMES in CANNON COUNTY
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CHURCHES in CANNON COUNTY
C1 Amity Baptist Church C2 Bethlehem Church of Christ C3 Blue Wing Baptist Church

Organized 1803
C6 Burt Baptist Church C7 Center Hill Methodist Church C8 Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church
C9 Clear Fork United Methodist Church C10 Curlee Church of Christ & Cemetery C11 Elkins Church of Christ
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C12 Full Gospel Assembly Church C13 Gassaway Church of Christ C14 Gilley Hill Methodist Church & Cemetery
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C17 Hollow Springs Church of Nazarene C18 Hopewell Baptist Church C19 House Of Prayer Church
C20 House of Prayer Church C21 House of Prayer Church

Building erected 1948
C22 Ivy Bluff Methodist Church C23 Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses Church C24 Leoni Church of Christ
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C25 Living Springs Church C26 McMahan Church of Christ & Cemetery C27 Midway Church of Christ
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C28 Mt Ararat Church of Christ C29 New Hope Church of Christ C30 New Short Mountain Methodist Church
C31 Open Bible Baptist Church
C32 Parker Hill Church of Christ C33 Plainview Baptist Church
C34 Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ C35 Plainview Baptist Church C36 Pleasant View Church of Christ
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C37 Red Hill Church of Christ C38 Sanders Fork Baptist Church C39 Shilo Baptist Church
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Established 1825
Building erected 1953
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C40 Short Mountain Church of God C41 Short Mountain Methodist Church C42 Smith Grove Church of Christ
**Information on Short Mountain Methodist supplied by Cannon County resident 3/05. Thank You!
 The church was established around 1825, most likely in front of the Melton Cemetery and later moved to present day place. This building though was not erected in 1953. This building has been around very close to the 1825 start up date. It was the old Methodist camp ground meeting place in the 1840's to 1870's. At one time it was two story in height and the Masons or the Oddfellows met upstairs. A new church, the New Short Mountain Church was constructed on hwy 146 in the 1950's when three churches were combined. Some of the members did not want to move the church and stayed. Thus there are two Methodist Churches at Short Mountain. The Short Mountain Methodist Church and the New Short Mountain Methodist Church!

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C43 Sugar Tree Knob Church of Christ

C44 Sunny Hill Church of Christ

C45 Sunny Slope Church of Christ


Established 1871

C46 Sycamore Baptist Church & Cemetery

C47 Wood Church of Christ

C48 Woodland Baptist Church

 

CEMETERIES in CANNON COUNTY

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C1 Amity Baptist Church & Cemetery

M1 Cateston Cemetery

M2 Center Hill Cemetery

C10 Curlee Church of Christ & Cemetery

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C28 Gilley Hill Methodist Church & Cemetery

M3 Gunter Grizzle Cemetery

C28 McMahan Church of Christ & Cemetery

M4 Odom Cemetery

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M5 Prater Cemetery

M6 Riverside Cemetery

C48 Sycamore Baptist Church & Cemetery

 

SCHOOLS in CANNON COUNTY

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S1 Old Bradyville School Building

S3 Short Mountain School

S2 East Side Elementary School

S5 Woodland School

 

S4 West Side School

 

POST OFFICES in CANNON COUNTY
Alexandria Opened: May 2, 1836 Closed: March 5, 1838
Allenís Ferry Opened: May 2, 1836 Closed: August 23, 1842
Alton Opened: October 29, 1898 Closed: September 14, 1906
Auburn Opened: December 31, 1850 Closed: July 18, 1868
  Opened: November 30, 1868 Closed: September 12, 1872
  Opened: October 16, 1872 Closed: May 31, 1901
Batson Opened: February 26, 1857 Closed: April 17, 1858
Bradyville Opened: February 15, 1837
Closed:  September 22, 1866 Opened: September 28, 1866
Closed:  Operating

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Braxton Opened:May 17, 1889 Closed: August 31, 1929
Brown Opened:October 5, 1889 Closed: October 1, 1890
Burgan Opened: November 7, 1888 Closed: September 14, 1905
Burt Opened: January 14, 1886 Closed: October 1, 1900
Carman Opened: April 8, 1903 Closed: March 15, 1904
Cason Opened: May 13, 1890 Closed: March 25, 1893
Cateston Opened: February 12, 1885 Closed: September 30, 1904
Cherry Point Opened: April 17, 1858 Closed: September 14, 1858
Clearmont Opened: May 29, 1841 Closed: May 28, 1846
Gassaway Opened: February 27, 1890 Closed: April 27, 1973
Hollow Springs Opened: January 29, 1875 Closed: October 1, 1905
Ingalls Opened: May 19, 1890 Closed: May 28, 1894
Leoni Opened: April 6, 1871 Closed: March 18, 1873
  Opened: August 3, 1874 Closed: March 15, 1904
Liberty Opened: September 21, 1836 Closed: March 5, 1838
Martha Opened: March 3, 1893 Closed: October 21, 1897
Mechanicsville Opened: August 19, 1847 Closed: March 23, 1868
  Opened: March 17, 1878 Closed: June 6, 1881
  Opened: July 30, 1884 Closed: November 30, 1904
Naola Opened: April 16, 1886 Closed: February 15, 1888
Pendleton Opened: March 15, 1836 Closed: September 21, 1836
Porterfield Opened: March 10, 2884 Closed: December 31, 1904
Prater Opened: August 15, 1882 Closed: February 28, 1906
Readyville Opened: January 26, 1886 Closed: Operating
Roseborough Opened: October 17, 1837 Closed: July 2, 1841
Sapolio Opened: July 6, 1891 Closed: October 25, 1893
Short Mountain Opened: May 9, 1870 Closed: March 15, 1901
Talbertville Opened: April 11, 1892 Closed: September 1, 1905
Talome Opened: February 26, 1889 Closed: October 1, 1905

 

PARKS in CANNON COUNTY

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Horse Show Ring
Picnic
Primitive Camping

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P1 Pea Ridge Rd Park

 

STATISTICS for CANNON COUNTY
1870 10,502 1910 10,825 1950   9,174
1880 11,859 1920 10,241 1960   8,537
1890 12,197 1930   8,935 1970   8,467
1900 12,121 1940   9,880 1980 10,234
POPULATION of CANNON COUNTY

 

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