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Steelville, MO 65565

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Bourbon, MO 65441
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Marion County Statistics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 512 square miles , of which 498 square mil.

About Marion County, TN

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee . As of 2010, the population was 28,237. Its county seat is Jasper . Marion County is part of the Chattanooga , TN– GA Metropolitan Statistical Area .

In 1779 Cherokee chief Dragging Canoe moved down the Tennessee River from Chickamauga Creek to Running Water creek, and helped establish the associated town of Nickajack downriver in front of the entrance to Nickajack Cave . In 1794, this town was attacked and burned. This attack was led by Colonel James Orr of Nashville, Tennessee . The town was rebuilt and the Chickamauga Band of Indians continued to live here until 1838, when all remaining Indians were removed from Tennessee, Alabama , and Georgia . In the spring of 1861, Robert Cravens of Chattanooga began mining saltpeter , the main ingredient of gunpowder , at Nickajack Cave. Later this operation was taken over by the Confederate Niter Bureau. At one point, Nickajack Cave was one of the main sources of saltpeter for the Confederate States of America . Nickajack Cave was visited by thousands of Civil War troops, who moved up and down the Tennessee River on boats. Another important saltpeter mine during the Civil War was Monteagle Saltpeter Cave, located in Cave Cove, approximately 4 miles southeast of Monteagle. During the Civil War, it was referred...

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