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The Errant Line

Georgia, Fulton County, AtlantaJuly 28, 1864. Anticipating a Confederate attack on the Right of the 15th A. C. [US], aligned W. of Ezra Ch., Sherman sent Davis’ div. (14th A. C.), on a circuitous march...

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Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs.

Georgia, Fulton County, AtlantaSite of the Ira R. Foster house which was occupied as headquarters by Gen. A. P. Stewart, [CS] during military operations N. of Atlanta, July 16-21, 1864. From here were...

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History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle ShoalsThe city of Muscle Shoals began with the construction of U.S. Nitrate Plant No.2 and Wilson Dam for defense purposes in 1918. The name came from the great stretch...

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Toney-Standley House

Georgia, Clay County, near Fort GainesSide 1: Local Tradition maintains that the Toney-Standley House was built about 1803 by Mr. William Toney. It is reputed that on two occasions Toney had as his...

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The Blues Trail:

Alabama, Colbert County, TuscumbiaMusicians have long crossed the Alabama -Mississippi border to perform and record. Mississippians such as Albert King, Little Milton, and Pops Staples recorded at...

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Known But to God

Kentucky, Pike County, near Elkhorn CityHere rests the body of a soldier of the Confederacy, struck down by an unknown assassin in May of 1865-apparently on way to home in the South. He was buried in a...

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Tin Can Tourist Campground

Florida, Brevard County, MelbourneAlmost this entire block was a campground for tin can tourists in the year 1918(?) - 1923. Travelers from all over the country camped here in tents, homemade trailers...

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Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy

Kentucky, Pike County, near RansomAsa Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, was shot in 1865 by the Logan Wildcats. The Wildcats were led by Confederate "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Jim Vance was the suspected...

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Sligh's Mill, Pottery & Tanyard

Georgia, Paulding County, near DallasNoted crossroads settlement of the 1860’s. Schofield's 23rd corps [US], marching from Milam's Bridge (Etowah River) camped here May 24-25, 1864. This corps was the...

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Town of Margaret

Alabama, Saint Clair County, MargaretMargaret traces its roots to the Alabama Fuel & Iron Company, which organized in the early 1900s and developed Margaret coal mines under the leadership of its...

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Forks of Dix River Baptist Church

Kentucky, Garrard County, near LancasterConstituted at Forks of Dix River, 1782, by Lewis Craig of "Traveling Church." Log church built here on Sugar Creek. John Routt gave one-acre tract for church...

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James Thompson, 1750-1825

Kentucky, Garrard County, near LancasterBurial site of first Lincoln Co. surveyor, commissioned Jan., 1781. Surveyed this area, then part of Lincoln Co. Daniel Boone was made Deputy Surveyor under him,...

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Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery

Kentucky, Boyle County, DanvilleBurial site of Ephraim McDowell, the “father of modern surgery.” His family moved here from Va. in 1784. He studied medicine in Va. and Scotland before practicing in...

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Paint Lick Presbyterian Church/Paint Lick Cemetery

Kentucky, Garrard County, near Paint LickFounded 1784 by Rev. David Rice. Early elders of the church: Thomas Maxwell, Alexander Henderson, James Woods, Samuel Woods, Robert Brank, George Denny, Robert...

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Feudists on Trial

Kentucky, Pike County, PikevilleHanging site of Ellison Mounts, Feb. 18, 1890. Seven other Hatfield supporters indicted for murder of Alifair McCoy were sentenced to life in prison. By the time of his...

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Pikeville Collegiate Institute

Kentucky, Pike County, PikevilleEstablished by the Presbyterian Church. Building erected, 1889. The brick was fired on the site, using clay from nearby riverbank. Structure served as school, chapel,...

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Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale...

Alabama, Jefferson County, FultondaleBlack Creek Park, part of the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, encompasses the Fultondale Coke Oven Park development. The Fultondale Coke Oven Park preserves...

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League Park

Texas, Galveston County, League CityGalveston land developer John Charles League (1849-1916) platted the townsite of League City soon after he purchased property here in 1890. Faced with the...

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Natchez City Cemetery

Mississippi, Adams County, NatchezEstablished in 1822 on a ten acre tract, this cemetery grew into a park notable for its variety of 19th century iron and marble work. People of all walks of life are...

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“Jingle Bells” Composed Here

Massachusetts, Middlesex County, MedfordOn this site stood the Simpson Tavern, where in 1850 James Pierpont (1822–1893) wrote the song “Jingle Bells” in the presence of Mrs. Otis Waterman, who later...

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