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Time Line of Events
White settlers began to settle on the northern bank of Tennessee River where Loudon bridge is today.
Tennessee admitted to the Union as the 16th state.
September 1809
General William Lenoir deeded his land to to his son, Major William Ballard Lenoir.
Carmichael Inn near Blair's Ferry was completed.
Major Lenoir and his family moved into their home at Lenoir's Station.
October 25, 1813 Tennessee State Legislature established the town of Morganton.
John Blair and family began controlling traffic across the Tennessee River.
Philadelphia, Tennessee is founded by William Knox and Jacob Pearson.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is founded
The Atlas was the first steamboat to sail up the Tennessee River.
Cherokee Indian Pathkiller and James Blair began their legal battle for Blair's Ferry.
The Lenoir Cotton Mill was built.
Steamboats began to regularly stop at Blair's Ferry.
February 21, 1836 The Tennessee General Assembly granted permission to the Hiawassee Railroad Company to build a road from Blair's Ferry to Georgia-Tennessee Line.
The railroad was invented.
James Blair won the legal battle for Blair's Ferry.
The Orme-Wilson Storehouse was built.
Blair's Ferry was renamed to Blairsville.
The first newspaper, The Loudon Free Press, was printed.
The railroad bridge in Loudon was under construction.
March 17, 1855 The railroad bridge in Loudon opened for traffic.
June 1861
Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union.
November 9, 1861 A group of Unionist East Tennesseans were supposed to burn the Loudon bridge but decided to get drunk instead.
November 10, 1861
The Sixteenth Alabama Infantry set up camp at both ends of the Loudon bridge for constant surveillance.
June 19, 1863
Union Colonel William P. Sanders raided Lenoir's Station and struck the railroad.
September 6, 1863 After CSA General Simon Bolivar Buckner evacuated Knoxville and crossed over the Loudon bridge heading for Chattanooga, the Confederates burned the bridge.
October 20, 1863
The Battle of Philadelphia was fought in Philadelphia, Tennessee.
October 28, 1863
Union forces withdrew from the south side of the Tennessee River and made camp at Blair's farm.
November 14-15, 1863
CSA General James Longstreet marched his troops through Loudon to cross the Tennessee River at Huff's Ferry.
December 3, 1863
Confederate troops again burned the Loudon bridge to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
December 4, 1863 Union General William T. Sherman's troops arrive in Loudon.
March 1864
Union troops completed a temporary bridge in Loudon.
November 1864
A permanent bridge was completed to replace the temporary bridge.
Construction on the Mason Antebellum Plantation was completed.
July 24, 1866
Tennessee re-admitted to the Union.
June 2, 1870
Christiana County was formed from portions of Blount, Monroe, and Roane Counties.
July 7, 1870
Christiana County was renamed to Loudon County.
September 5, 1870
The first County Court was organized at the Baptist Church in Loudon.
September 1872
The Loudon County Court House was completed.
November 24, 1883 Andy Taylor was hanged on the Court House lawn.
The railroad was completed in Greenback, Tennessee.
The first passenger train ran through Greenback, Tennessee.
The Lenoir City Company was established to begin designing and building Lenoir City, Tennessee.
Lenoir City was incorporated.
The L&N Depot was completed in Greenback, Tennessee.
Construction on the Loudon toll bridge was started.
The Loudon bridge became a free road.



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