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Russellville is an unincorporated community in Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. Located along U.S. Route 11E, it lies approximately midway between Whitesburg and Morristown.
History [ edit ]
Russellville was founded by Captain George Russell in 1785. He had been granted a large tract of land in the vicinity of
North Carolina for his service in the American Revolution. Russell had fought in the Battle of King's Mountain.
American Civil War, Lieutenant General James Longstreet established a headquarters in the Nenney home just after the Battle of Bean's Station. The house still stands and has been converted into The Longstreet Museum.
General McClaws was in quarters at Hayslope, a house that also still stands and was originally a
tavern built by the early settlers. It was originally called the Tavern with the Red Door, and was owned by Colonel James Roddye.
Joseph B. Kershaw was at nearby Greenwood.
References [ edit ]
Emma Dean Smith Trent (1987),
East Tennessee's Lore of Yesteryear.
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