Thomas “Bigfoot” Spencer Sycamore

Thomas “Bigfoot” Spencer Sycamore

Thomas Bigfoot Spencer, described as a mountain of a man weighing three hundred pounds who left footprints the size of a giant, is credited as being the first Caucasian to settle in Sumner County in what was then North Carolina, nearly two decades before Tennessee...
Chickasaw Treaty Oak

Chickasaw Treaty Oak

Quercus macrocarpa In 1783, after a long and bloody conflict between the pioneers of Middle Tennessee and resident Indian tribes, the Cumberland District of North Carolina, with the approval of the state of Virginia, authorized Colonel John Donelson, Colonel Joseph...
Battle Creek Black Oak

Battle Creek Black Oak

Quercus velutina This large black oak was part of a parcel of land given by James Watts in 1844 for construction of the Battle Creek Baptist Church, named for the 1780 Indi an massacre of a group of white settlers on the nearby Battle Creek. The one surviving member...