Hamilton And Marion County Sites Nominated For National Register of Historic Places

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Two nominations from Hamilton County, Beck Knob Cemetery and Price-Evans Foundry, and one nomination in Marion County, Big Hill Fire Lookout Tower, are among seven nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Tennessee State Review Board will meet to examine the proposed nominations on Wednesday, May 19 at 9 a.m. The board is a function of the State Historic Preservation Office, which is under the Tennessee Historical Commission. The meeting will be held via WebEx. Information on attending the meeting remotely can be obtained by visiting the National Register webpage or the calendar of events.

The Board will vote on these seven nominations from across the state:
T-201 Aircraft Hangar – Coffee County
Beck Knob Cemetery – Hamilton County 
Price- Evans Foundry – Hamilton County 
Big Hill Fire Lookout Tower – Marion County 
Twinton Fire Lookout Tower – Overton County
Overton Park Court Apartments – Shelby County 
Chuck Swan Fire Lookout Tower – Union County

Copies of draft nominations to be examined at the meeting can be found on the National Register webpage.

Those nominations that are found to meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places in the Department of the Interior. The Tennessee State Review Board is composed of 13 members with backgrounds in American history, architecture, archaeology or related fields. It also includes members representing the public. The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The public is invited to attend the WebEx meeting.

For more information about the National Register meeting contact Rebecca Schmitt at Rebecca.schmitt@tn.gov .


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