A Country and a County DividedDeKalb County differed from surrounding counties. A sizeable minority of its citizens opposed secession and voted against it in the June 8, 1861 referendum. Their champion was a slave owner, Congressman William B. Stokes. The majority followed former Congressman and Smithville attorney John H. Savage, who lost to Stokes in the 1859 election. The war intensified the already bitter rivalry between the men, who became colonels on opposite sides.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 607035 N 3980229|
|Decimal Degrees||35.96060000, -85.81301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 57.636', W 85° 48.781'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 57' 38.16" N, 85° 48' 46.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 154-198 S Public Square, Smithville TN 37166, US|
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