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1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee

 

Big Barren Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee


Map of Straight Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee
Big Barren Creek, in Claiborne County, Tennessee, before Norris Dam was built. Click the map above for a larger version. (TVA Stage D Map 79)
Area: Bear Creek (Claiborne, #85)
Big Barren Creek (Claiborne, #79)
Straight Creek (Claiborne, #86)
Walker's Ford North (Union, #80)
Walker's Ford South (Union, #81)
Area: Bear Creek
Big Barren (Claiborne Boat Dock)
Big Barren (Head of Barren)
Straight Creek (Church Road)
Walker's Ford North
Walker's Ford South
TVA: Ordering Maps & Photos
Norris Dam
Wikipedia: Clinch River
Norris Dam
Ford (crossing)

Big Barren Creek runs more or less along Highway 33 to the Clinch River in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and has, through the years, been home to many of the Walkers and related families and is the home of the Claiborne Boat Dock. Except for a minor body of water also shown on the map below, Big Barren Creek is the next creek west from Straight Creek. Highway 33 continues to the northeast through New Tazewell and Tazewell, ending in US-25E which goes through Cumberland Gap.

As with the other TVA reservations, very little of the area was actually flooded when TVA build Norris Dam, but TVA purchased some lots at the time on the creek which are still owned by the utility. The utility also produced a series of what they call Stage D maps of the area and the landowners they bought out and other nearby lots; a link at right points to where other maps can be ordered.

A small portion of Straight Creek is included on this map, but a more extensive map of Straight Creek is available. As with all TVA maps on this site, links are to my family file when landowners appear there; some are best guesses as to identification.

Property Owners and Landmarks on the Map

  • W.K. Beeler (NR-87)
  • Big Barren Cemetery (NR-2072)
  • J.C. Braden
  • Jack Greer Brogan (NR-359)
  • Heirs of James Melvin Broganoffsite link to WorldConnect (NR-1992)
  • Elex Brown (NR-1991)
  • John B. Bundonoffsite link to WorldConnect
  • Lennon W. Bundonoffsite link to WorldConnect (NR-5263, XNR-319)
  • Robert T. Campbell (XNR-320)
  • Kyle Carpenter
  • H.B. Carter (NR-1521)
  • Reba Carter (NR-1595)
  • Cedar Grove Methodist Episcopal Church (NR-1934)
  • Cedar Grove School (NR-1935)
  • Claiborne Boat Dock
  • Claiborne Dock, Inc. (XTNR-91L)
  • Harvey F. Cole (NR-1597)
  • Robert H. Cole & wife (XNR-321)
  • Frank Cupp (XNR-322)
  • Dewey Edmondson
  • William Lane Edmondsonoffsite link to WorldConnect (NR-1793)
  • James N. Greeveroffsite link to WorldConnect (XNR-336)
  • James N. Greeveroffsite link to WorldConnect & wife (XNR-313, XNR-315)
  • Joe Harness and wife (XNR-868)
  • Lee Hipshire (NR-250)
  • Edward Lee Jesseeoffsite link to WorldConnect (NR-1993)
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