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WWI Monument in Knoxville Tennessee

Coffee County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

This index lists the 622 Coffee County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans. There were 564 soldiers in the Army, 18 of which were officers. There were 42 sailors in the Navy and none were officers. There were 7 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 9 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.

Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1887

Brief History of Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee

Thomas Roundtree, who lived in the log house on the lot where Dr. E. Y. Salmon now resides, was the original proprietor of the lands on which Lynchburg is located. He laid out the town about the year 1818, and, as the famous beech tree, used as a lynching post, where early offenders were punished, stood over the spring near his house, he very appropriately named the town Lynchburg. Lots were laid out and numbered on the street south of the court house and sold at public sale; but, no records having been preserved, it is impossible to give date …

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