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AIRPORTS of MARION COUNTY

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Marion County Airport 
300 Airport Rd
Jasper,
Tennessee 37347 - (423) 942-5234
3,500 foot runway

Runway lights

Unicom radio communications

 

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SIGNS of MARION COUNTY

Powells Crossroads City Limit Sign
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Welcome New Hope Sign Big Tennessee/Alabama Sign
(courtesy of R Hagg 4/03)

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS of MARION COUNTY

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SIGHTS in MARION COUNTY

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Shelby Rhinehart Bridge
One of the Tennessee's longest free span bridges
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Nickajack Dam 12j.gif (132000 bytes) Built by TVA 1964-68
Length 3700 feet
Height 83 feet
Provides a 46 mile lake
Power capacity of 97,200 KW
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"Swimmin’ Hole" 50.gif (126652 bytes) Picture of Camp Glancy
Belongs to Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Still used during the summers
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Virgin of the Poor Shrine
c/o Our Lady of Lourdes Church
P.O. Box 288
South Pittsburgh, TN. 37380
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BOAT DOCKS & RAMPS in MARION COUNTY

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EDUCATION in MARION COUNTY

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HOSPITALS in MARION COUNTY

Columbia Whitwell Medical Center 
101 N Maple St
Whitwell, TN 37397
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GOLF in MARION COUNTY

Sequatchie Valley Golf & Country Club
2040 Sweeten Cove Rd
South Pittsburg, TN 37380-6417
423-837-6532

 
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HIGHWAYS in MARION COUNTY

U S Highways State Highways
I-24, 41, 41A, 64, 72 2, 27, 28, 56, 108, 134, 150, 156, 283

HISTORY of MARION COUNTY

Chronology of Marion County land area

Indian territory , pre 1777
Washington County, NC 1777
Davidson County, TN 1783
Sumner County 1792
Smith County 1799
White County 1806
Warren County 1807
Franklin County 1807
Finally Marion County 1817

Indian Village, Chiaha  located on a Tennessee River island near South Pittsburg
County created from Bledsoe and White Counties and Indian lands
Formed by a legislative act of November 20, 1817
Boundary lines extended south only to the Tennessee River
Boundaries extended to state line, 1819
The first county seat located in East Liberty (near Cheekville or Whitwell)
First court held in home of John Shropshire
County seat moved to Jasper 1820
Marion County Courthouse
(courtesy of R Hagg 4/03)
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Ketner’s Mill
Ketner’s Mill is located between state highways 27 and 28 near Whitwell, Tenn. From Chattanooga, take scenic Highway 27 over Suck Creek Mountain to Powell’s Crossroads, then follow the signs to the mill. For an alternate route, head west on I-24 to Exit 155. Travel north on State Highway 28 for 8.4 miles, then turn right at the Ketner’s Mill sign.
59.gif (110694 bytes) Located on the banks of the Big Sequatchie River
Parts of the mill date back to 1824
Alexander "Pappy" Ketner bought mill 1868
Ketner added main brick portion of mill 1882
Oldest water powered turbine installed 1824
Turbine driven by gears with persimmon wood gear cogs
A water powered sawmill operated from 1890 to 1955
Sawmill rebuilt 1988
Four generations of Ketners worked mill until 1992
First country fair held at mill in fall of 1882
Purpose of first fair was to celebrate completion of new addition to mill
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Orme
In the 1930s, Orme was a coal-mining community with a population of thousands, a jail, three schools, and a hotel. After a coal strike in the 1940s, the local coal mine closed, and the town lost most of its population and other business activity.
Incorporated in 1903
Lost charter twice
Incorporated a second time in 1935
Sweeden's Cove Community
(information supplied by library)
Located at the convergence of Battle Creek and Sweeden's Creek
1929 post office discontinued and moved to nearby South Pittsburgh
Sometimes known as Ketchall
Rexton
 
Coal mine town that was incorporated on October 31, 1910, abandoned in 1912.

 

PEOPLE of MARION COUNTY

Thomas H Richie
(information courtesy of C Parton)
Postmaster of Stanley
Died June 28, 1918
Buried at Richie Cemetery south of Stanley Baptist Church on Mullens Cove Rd
Click here to read excerpts of letters he sent to his love Mary L Holoway

FIRST WHITE SETTLERS in AREA

Amos Griffith
Isaac Standifer
 

William Standifer

Came from Virginia

Louisa Anderson First white child born September 8, 1806
William Standifer Griffith First male white child born 1807
Orme Campbell Town of Orme named after
Brigadier General Francis Marion(1751-1836) Marion County named after
From South Carolina
Began military career against Cherokee Indians, 1759
Fought in Revolutionary War
Was called "Swamp Fox for his use of "hit and run" tactics during Revolutionary War
Spent 25 years in military service
Later years spent in elective office

HOMES in MARION COUNTY

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CHURCHES in MARION COUNTY

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church  Battle Creek Baptist Church

 

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