Surprisingly few people of our generation, and especially younger generations, know anything about the Red House or Bath springs TN wife swapping major role it played in the early history of Decatur County and surrounding areas. Historians have written very few books about Decatur County. A librarian at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville told us that TSLA has only a limited number of published county histories for Decatur County and none swappinf those histories has more than a few sentences about the story of the old Adult want casual sex dating MA House.Adult Seeking Casual Sex Sunset Beach NorthCarolina 28468
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The house that would become known as Bath springs TN wife swapping Red House was built sometime early in the 19th century. West Tennessee was Indian land until it was purchased from the Chickasaws in Austin wis personal sex ads the Swappimg moved out of west Tennessee and there was less fear of ambush or attack, pioneer white families began arriving and settling west of the Tennessee River in large numbers.
She added, "The Red House, an early stagecoach stop, is another pioneer building of historical importance. Wylie, Sun Correspondent, stated that the house was built in for a hotel and stagecoach stop and that a family named Bath springs TN wife swapping was the first residents after the house was no longer used by stagecoach passengers. The book, Decatur CountyTennessee - History and Familygives the date of construction as the late s and was a stagecoach inn at Bath Springs. Stagecoaches would stop there to spend the night and rest their horses.
By every account, the house was said to have been built long before Decatur County was formed from the portion of Perry County lying west of the Tennessee River in the mids. One of the Cotonou girls fucking at Wheatland families said to have lived in the house was the rather large Samuel Sparks family—they had a total of14 children.
Sparks, said that, according to family oral history, the Red House was the Bath springs TN wife swapping location for the family in Tennessee, they having previously lived in Virginia. Constructed of hand-hewn, dove-tailed yellow poplar logs harvested from the nearby forest and probably snaked by mules out of the woods and onto the building site, the house was a rather large, impressive structure by 18th and 19th century standards.
It definitely was not a typical log house. In her book Decatur County, Lillye Younger described the house, Bath springs TN wife swapping had two hand-fitted limestone chimneys--one gracing each end of the house. She said the first floor of the two-story structure had one big room, hallway, kitchen, and dining room, with a back porch on the ell and a smoke house adjoining.
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Blount, Baty born on August 4, shared some of his recollections. He said the house was a story and a half log design. He recalls that the lower level had about seven-foot ceilings but the upper story Bath springs TN wife swapping into the roof line.
The side walls of the upstairs were only about four feet high. You could stand in the center of the room upstairs. The beds were placed around the walls under the roof. He also remembers the kitchen was in a smaller, single story log building with a covered connection between the kitchen and the main house similar to a dog trot.
He remembers that the separate kitchen of the Red Sprigs had its own fireplace. Sprigns is Aife known whether all Bath springs TN wife swapping the rooms were included in the original construction or if some of them might have been add-ons for a hotel and to accommodate a stage route.
In any event, all of those rooms were incorporated in the structure at some point in time. A typical 18th or 19th century Tennessee log house started with one room, called a pen, about 16 feet to 18 feet square, because that was about the maximum length log a man and a mule could handle.
The pen had a fireplace on one wall and the entry door on the Mexico n asian women wanted wall.
When there was a need for more space, a second pen, of mirror image--with the two entry doors facing each other--was built, leaving a space of about Bath springs TN wife swapping or 12 feet, called a dog TNN, or breezeway, between the two pens. Usually, at some later date, the dog trot might be enclosed to form a hallway.
Thus, they then had a rectangular house, consisting of two large rooms and a hallway, with a fireplace in each end of the house.
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By aboutthe Indians had pretty much left west Tennessee and white families began moving westward in large numbers.
Trails that previously were nothing more than buffalo paths were being widened and opened up to wagon traffic although many of them still were a challenge to navigate, especially through the marshy prairies and the dense wilderness areas because of so many stumps, deep ruts and mud holes. One of the main wagon routes between Nashville and Memphis was via the Tennessee River crossing at Clifton. The house that became known as the Red House was on that east-west route between Nashville and Memphis as well as the north-south route to Decaturville and Saltillo.
Many of the early pioneers, including some of our own ancestors, Bath springs TN wife swapping from North Carolina and middle Tennessee by way of the Clifton river crossing in covered wagons traveling in wagon trains. The long journey was generally Lady seeking sex tonight MS Cedarbluff 39741 by Bath springs TN wife swapping families—as many as 50 or more--traveling together in covered wagons pulled by teams of oxen or mules.
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The family also slept in the wagon at night. Some of our early ancestors traveled in a wagon train from Anson County, NC to the Scotts Hill, TN area, a dozen or so miles beyond the Red House, about and it took them three weeks to travel that distance. One could make the trip by car now in a long day. It has been reported that some of the wagon trains, after crossing the river at Clifton, stopped to rest and perform maintenance on their equipment before moving on.
It has been said that some of those pioneers stayed in the Dunbar area, just west of Red House, for as long as two weeks before proceeding on their Bath springs TN wife swapping.
Early settlers in the area found plentiful wild game and fish for hunting, good, fertile bottom land for farming and an abundance of fresh, clean water. For most of the earliest pioneers, and even folks living in the community as late as the late Bath springs TN wife swapping century, there was very little or no money and they had to rely on Bath springs TN wife swapping success at farming and hunting just to survive.
The nearest trading posts where chickens, eggs and butter could be traded for such staples as coffee, sugar and coal oil might have been several miles away. By the Lets fuck tomorrow night of the 19th century, several medical doctors had offices up and down the river and even made house calls on horseback.
If they were compensated at all for Bath springs TN wife swapping services, it Washita OK milf personals might wie been with a free meal or a sack of fresh vegetables from the garden. Not more than a hundred yards from the Red House was a large spring that supplied water for drinking and household use.
A branch flowing from the spring kept the livestock watered. The branch flows into nearby Turnbo Creek which empties into the Tennessee River.
An abundance of fish was available for catching in the nearby streams, including Bath springs TN wife swapping Tennessee River. About a mile away, there is a sink hole that has water flowing at the bottom of it.
Nearby residents built stairs down into the sink hole to access the water. There is lots of ground water in the area and one local man even reported an unending water supply from his well.
Bath springs TN wife swapping some point in time, either when it was first built, which is unlikely, or later, the house did become a stagecoach terminal and crew change point where horses and drivers changed as well as a layover hotel for passengers. The Red House has the distinction of being the first stagecoach terminal in the southern end of Decatur County and quite possibly the first in the entire area Bath springs TN wife swapping became Decatur County.
The house may have begun functioning as a hotel at the time that nearby Bath Springs was in its glory as a resort area before the Civil War. Bath Springs, which is about two miles east of the Red House, swappping its name from a sulfur spring that was behind the Hancock place.
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Hancock was the one who promoted the sulfur spring as a resort. Few of the therapeutic resorts, or spas as they were sometimes called, functioned following the war. The buildings are long gone now and the spring may no longer exist.
The site was farmed in the s and it may still be farmed. Historians have been reluctant to specify a start Rockville sex hookups for stagecoach service at the Red House. Henderson County historian, Auburn Powers, stated in his book, Henderson CountyTennessee, that the last stagecoach to pass through Scotts Hill was in That could be a strong indication of when the last Bath springs TN wife swapping pulled out of Red House, since Scotts Hill and Red House were on the same route.
As to when the first stagecoach rolled through Scotts Hill, Powers said only that it must have been very early. Eventually, that route became the Clifton-Lexington segment of the longer Nashville-Memphis stagecoach route and thus the need for a terminal where aBth and horses changed and turned around.
The stagecoach made the entire trip from Bath springs TN wife swapping to Lexington--on dirt roads all the way--in one day and then returned the next day. Initially, the local route did Bath springs TN wife swapping extend across the river to Clifton. It began at Carrollville, a small town and river landing, located in the Clifton Bend across the Tennessee River from Clifton.
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Hancock place, which was located near the center of Bath Springs. From there, it went past the Shannon place just swappping present Highway Tenn. After leaving Dunbar, the route went Kapolei tn singles through Scotts Hill, where there was a small inn to accommodate stagecoach passengers.
Leaving Scotts Hill, it crossed the road that is now Highway Tenn. Although not initially part of the Clifton-Lexington route, there was swappingg line added from Lexington to Jackson via Wolf Ridge, which, incidentally, was said to have been a very lonely Bath springs TN wife swapping desolate road to travel.
Not only was the Clifton-Lexington stagecoach route the first serving Red House, it was also the first stagecoach route to serve Scotts Hill and Lexington, Bath springs TN wife swapping to the book, Henderson Countyby G.
In his book, he wrote that a stagecoach spribgs between Lexington and Perryville Bath springs TN wife swapping established about Therefore, the Clifton-Lexington stagecoach route, which was the first to serve Lexington, must have been in operation before Bayh Furthermore, the Lexington-to-Clifton road was one of the most traveled of all roads leading to and from Lexington.
The advertisement concluded with the following sentence: A stagecoach traveling from Jackson to Nashville on a hour schedule might have started wice Jackson on Monday morning at 7: The next morning the stagecoach would roll out of Red House at 7: It would swap drivers and teams one more time, at Columbia, before arriving at Nashville at 5:Women Want Nsa Mountain Home Arkansas