On November 15, 1863,General Longstreet crossed to the north side of the Tennessee River near Loudon on the He camped overnight at Eaton's Crossroad. His army would ecounter General Burnside's army at the Battle of Campbell Station the next day.
EATON'S CROSS ROADS 1876
A postoffice in the northern part of Loudon, county 8 miles from London, the county seat, and 250 from Nashville by railroad. Mail semi weekly: AC Eaton postmaster
Amos, Rev PS (Baptist)
Eaton, RP physician
Elcary, Rev Harvey (Baptist)
Williams, Rev SM (Methodist)
(Source: Tennessee State Gazetteer and Business Directory, R.L. Polk & Company, 1876)