Historic Markers Across Tennessee

George Gibbs Dibrell ~ April 12, 1822 - May 9, 1888

Marker ID: THC 2D 17
Location: on Gaines St. east of N Highland Dr., Sparta, TN
County: White
Coordinates: N 35° 55.336    W 085° 27.414
  35.92226666    -85.4569
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2F0A


Born in a house which stood here. A leading citizen, he was elected a Union delegate to the proposed secession convention of 1861, but enlisted for the Confederacy at Tennessee's withdrawl; recruited and commanded brigades under Forrest and Wheeler; on the flight from Richmond was guardian of Confederate archives. Member of Congress, 1874-84; prominent in railroad and coal mining activities in this area. He is buried in Sparta.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission