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WWI Monument in Knoxville Tennessee

Benton County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

This index reports that 417 individuals served from Benton County during World War I. There were 384 soldiers in the Army, 5 of which were officers. There were 22 sailors in the Navy and none were officers. There were 5 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 6 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.

Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1887

Moore County, Tennessee Early History

Moore County lies in the south central portion of Tennessee, and is bounded on the north by Bedford, east by Coffee, south by Franklin, and west by Lincoln. It contains about 170 square miles, and its surface is greatly diversified. About one-half the county lies on the Highland Rim, and the remainder of the county lies in the Central Basin. The eastern portion has a high, flat, slightly-rolling surf ace, known as the “barrens,” which breaks off to the south and west into ridges and ravines, some of the latter having a depth of 300 to 400 feet. These ridges …

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