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Caney Fork History Rock Island and vicinity

Caney Fork History Rock Island and vicinity

Links to excerpts, history compiled by Arthur Weir Crouch, the author of the book: “The Caney Fork Of The Cumberland,
The Story of a River, Its History, Features, Moods, People and Places with Particular Reference to Rock Island and the Area Above Great Falls”

My attempts to make contact with Edward Crouch, the son of the author to ask for permission to use excerpts from his father’s book here on the site have been unsuccessful.

Thankfully excerpts exist online and links to sections follow:

Timeline
The Rock Island State Park Interpretive Specialist has provided some recently researched events/dates that vary with those provided here. ie: the battle of Rock Island took place in 1792 not 1793 as Crouch refers here to Ramsey for the date.

FORDS ABOVE THE GREAT FALLS ON THE CANEY FORK

Old Mills and the People Who Built and Operated Them

ROCK ISLAND HISTORY

Ferrys

BRIDGES

More Caney Fork History to come soon







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