WWI Monument in Knoxville Tennessee

Bledsoe County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

This index reports that 174 individuals served from Bledsoe County during World War I. There were 154 soldiers in the Army, 5 of which were officers. There were 12 sailors in the Navy, 1 of which was an officer. There were 3 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 5 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.

History of Blount County Tennessee

Blount County Tennessee lies between the Tennessee River and the great Smoky Mountain, and south of Knox County. It has an area of about 470 square miles, one-sixth of which is mountain land. It is abundantly supplied with water and water power. The principal stream is Little River, which receives the waters of Crooked Creek, Pistol Creek, Nails Creek and Ellejoy. In the southern and western portions of the county are Abram, Nine Mile, Six Mile, Four Mile, Baker and Boyd Creeks. The mineral resources are abundant. In addition to iron and marble. silver and gold are found in paying …

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