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By Larry L Miller

This significant new background chronicles the formation of Tennessee from indigenous settlers to the top of the tip of the frontier in 1840, signaled through the elimination of the Cherokee alongside the "trail of tears." significant issues emerge within the publication: "access to opportunity," the idea of frontier people who North the United States provided precise possibilities for social and fiscal development; and the ongoing pressure among neighborhood autonomy and significant authority, marked by means of the resistance of frontier humans to the imposition of outdoor controls, while they anticipated govt to supply such tips as buying land from Indians or international international locations, supplying army safety, or developing inner advancements. it's a interesting tale, good advised through the writer, who alongside the way in which introduces the well-known names of Tennessees frontier historical past: Attakullakulla, Nancy Ward, Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, and John Ross, between others. They remind us that this can be the tale of genuine humans facing genuine difficulties and probabilities in usually tough situations.

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Bedford Bedford County. An uncomplimentary first nickname was Fleaburg. It probably took its current name from the county name. ) Beech Bluff Madison County. According to a passage in Historic Madison, “the community was once called Homer, but its name . . ” Beech Bottom Macon County. The bottomland here was dotted with American beech trees. Beech Grove Anderson County. A grove of American beech trees distinguished this site. Beech Grove Coffee County. See preceding entry. Beech Grove Dyer County.

The North Carolina government made a land grant here to General Daniel Carter, to whom the place owes its name. He was an officer in the Revolutionary War. Another source states that the place-name also refers to Daniel’s brother, Benjamin. The first settler here may have been James Black. Other early settlers here, by surname, included Polk, Gordon, Campbell, and Witherspoon. Surveyed as early as 1780, it was dubbed Hardin’s Creek by surveyors. Carthage Smith County (seat). This label was inspired by the famed North African city of antiquity.

It is thought to have been established in 1829. Cairo Sumner County. General James Winchester is said to have named the site, in about 1800. Winchester purchased some land here with two other men, and as the riverfront town flourished in the early 1800s, he foresaw a bright future for it. Thus, he named it for Cairo, the riverport capital of Egypt. Calderwood Blount County. I. G. Calderwood is the individual for whom this community was named. Calderwood was dispatched from Massena, New York, to this locality to ensure completion of a section of the Southern Railway.

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