How Did Wartburg Get Its Name?

How Did Wartburg Get Its Name?

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Oak Ridge, TN

#2 Aug 20, 2012
Who cares its wartburg... More important is how did it get a sonic.

Winfield, TN

#3 Aug 20, 2012
I've wondered the same thing. I know there is a story about it and I would love for someone to tell us again!!
Mo Co Warrior

Wartburg, TN

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Wow. Not even 1 out of 3 people know... Il give you a hint. CASTLE

Wartburg, TN

#5 Aug 20, 2012
There was a man named Wartburg that gave a large tract of land to start the county, county seat used to be down by Montgomery brigd

Crossville, TN

#7 Aug 20, 2012
I thought it was wartburg in Germany.I have seen pictures of the Wartburg castile. The lutheran chuch is the oldest church here.It is a very good question,really believe the German peaple created the county seat.Yes that sounds right that a man with the German decent name of Wartburg gave land to start a county seat. I think it will be easy enough to find out.I think the Germans were more industrious than say the English,who created the Rugby colony.Wartburg has grown and Rugby is just a nice tourist attraction. Great question!!
just google it

Sunbright, TN

#8 Aug 21, 2012
In 1805, the Cherokee ceded what is now Morgan County to the United States by signing the Third Treaty of Tellico. The first settlers arrived in the area shortly thereafter.
Wartburg was founded in the 1840s by George Gerding, a land speculator who bought up large tracts of land in what is now Morgan County with plans to establish a series of German colonies in the Cumberland region. German and Swiss immigrants arrived at the site by traveling from New Orleans up the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Emory rivers. They named the settlement after Wartburg Castle in Germany. Wartburg was officially incorporated in 1851.
In 1870, Morgan County elected to move its county seat from the now-defunct town of Montgomery to Wartburg. The arrival of the railroad in 1880 expanded logging and coal mining operations in the Cumberland region, moving Morgan County away from an economy based on subsistence agriculture to a wage-based economy.

United States

#9 Aug 21, 2012
It got its name cause sunbright was already taken... Or shake rag
Crossville Comet

Cookeville, TN

#10 Aug 25, 2012
Because that place is like a big old ugly wart on the state of Tennessee's butt.

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