Morristown (Images of America)
Morristown (Images of America)
Hobby Larry Michael

Morristown (Images of America)

  • Publish Date: 2012-12-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Larry Michael Hobby

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Gideon Morris, for whom the town is named, was granted a tract of land by North Carolina in 1787. The settlement flourished because important early travel routes intersected here, and in 1855 Morristown was officially incorporated. The citys continued growth coincided with the coming of the railroad to east Tennessee. Over the next 50 years, Morristown blossomed into a retail center for surrounding communities. Influences of war heroes, entrepreneurs, musicians, early aviators, and other big-time personalities have stemmed from the towns humble beginnings. Civil War battles such as the Battle of Morristown and Gilliams Stampede were fought here. In the 1940s, during the height of World War II, the Tennessee Valley Authority created Cherokee Reservoir in order to help meet its emergency energy demands. Today, the downtown SkyMart system is world famous for its unique design of second-level sidewalks.


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