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Highway 141 along Caney Fork River blocked by construction March 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016

* Hwy 141 construction is now complete and the road is open The road along the Caney Fork River from about a mile below Center Hill Dam to near Lancaster in Dekalb County Tennessee continues to be blocked by reconstruction in the section that passes closest to the river. This section of road has been resurfaced […]

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A find by two boys on the Caney Fork River starts a “gold rush”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Charles Bradford and James Johnson were just boys using mussel flesh for bait. The Murfreesboro boys were fishing in a tributary called Indian Creek right where it flows into the Caney Fork River in the 1880s when, on opening a mussel they had picked up from a gravel bar of Indian Creek, they found a […]

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The Real Betty’s Island in the Caney Fork River, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Caney Fork River  – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering Link to Caney Fork River Home Page The TWRA access area named Betty’s Island isn’t located at the real Betty’s Island   If you launch your boat at Betty’s Island Access Area and you float down the Caney Fork River you will soon pass under I-40. […]

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Sebowisha at Caney Fork River and Smith Fork Creek in Tennessee

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Caney Fork River  – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering Sebowisha at the confluence of Smith Fork Creek and The Caney Fork River My power spot and how it might have gotten its name: For those unfamiliar with the place name “Sebowisha,” it’s located where Smith Fork Creek enters the Caney Fork River a little over […]

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Caney Fork History, The Battle of Rock Island 1792 or 1793?

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Battle of Rock Island – November 9, 1793* *Other sources give differing dates Excerpt from: The Caney Fork of the Cumberland Rock Island Battle – Pages 6-8 “The Battle of Rock Island, though small in many respects, was important as it marked the end of Indian warfare in Middle Tennessee and was one of […]

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Bear Hunting along the Caney Fork River

Friday, July 13th, 2012

In 1780 the region was being divided up amongst hardy pioneers and more recent settlers as part of the Cumberland Settlement. The settlers were starving. This is taken from “Early History of Middle Tennessee” By Edward Albright, 1908 Because of the scanty supply of food, lack of ammunition and danger from the savages, many left […]

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Caney Fork History Rock Island and vicinity

Friday, July 13th, 2012

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 […]

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