Dandridge (Images of America) by Lisa Whillock Ellis

By Lisa Whillock Ellis

Dandridge, Tennessee, the second-oldest city within the country, used to be based in 1783 by means of a bunch of Scotch-Irish settlers. It was once thirteen years ahead of Tennessee turned the sixteenth nation. the city all started as a small frontier cost alongside the banks of the French extensive River within the short-lived country of Franklin. In 1793, Dandridge turned the county seat for the newly shaped Jefferson County. The county used to be named for then U.S. secretary of country Thomas Jefferson. Dandridge is the single city within the usa named for first woman Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. Davy Crockett married his first spouse close to Dandridge, and the courthouse nonetheless has his marriage bond in its data. through the years, it has performed host to presidents Andrew Jackson, James ok. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. throughout the Civil warfare, the conflict of Dandridge was once fought there in iciness 1864. In 1942, the city was once stored while the Tennessee Valley Authority outfitted a dike to guard it from the waters of Douglas Lake.

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