Tower off Edwina
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Curious

White Pine, TN

#1 Jun 15, 2010
Can anyone tell me what the tall tower is that's on a hill off of Edwina? I don't go to Newport very often and just noticed it today. I could be wrong, but it looks like it would have an interesting story behind it.
bybee boy

United States

#2 Jun 15, 2010
thats halls top. Its an old fire tower. Great views from the top!
which one

White Pine, TN

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Do you mean the monument looking tower on the hill or the water tower up on the mountain?
JackRabbit

Jefferson City, TN

#4 Jun 15, 2010
wrong tower bybee boy...I think he might be talking about the witch's tower in the cemetary up on the hill right off edwina-bridgeport road i believe.

Is that the tower your talking about Curious?
Curious

White Pine, TN

#5 Jun 16, 2010
Yes!!!! The monument looking one on the hill. And yes JackRabbit, it looks like something that would be called witch's tower. It right off Edwina-Bridgeport. Not sure about the cemetary though, I couldn't tell.
Curious

White Pine, TN

#6 Jun 16, 2010
And bybee boy, I've been to the fire tower on Halls top but it's been years. And you're right, the views are amazing. I had forgotten about it. I wouldn't mind going back up there again sometime.
hola

Sevierville, TN

#7 Jun 16, 2010
there is nothing there it is just a graveyard and the tower is just a monument its also private property and the people who own it dont take to kind to tresspassers
Curious

White Pine, TN

#8 Jun 16, 2010
Thanks hola. I just happen to notice it yesterday, and I can see why the owners wouldn't wanna deal with trespassers. I would imagine they've had to do that several times. Thanks again for the info.
Curious

White Pine, TN

#9 Jun 17, 2010
Anyway, I just wondered why the monument was built. It's beautiful and just appears like it would have a "story".
Mary Cub

Newnan, GA

#10 Jan 16, 2012
Someone in the area should be able to give us morel in for on the monument,
Wiho built it and why? Ever who owns the land must know who built it.
any one in Newport tn have any info?
EDUCATE YOURSELF

Nashville, TN

#11 Jan 17, 2012
Mary Cub wrote:
Someone in the area should be able to give us morel in for on the monument,
Wiho built it and why? Ever who owns the land must know who built it.
any one in Newport tn have any info?
The tower is inside the FOX CEMETARY. There is a story behind the tower. The story has been featured a few times in the Newport Plain Talk. Brenda Crum, who owns the property is an employee at the newspaper.
jack ass

Newport, TN

#12 Jan 18, 2012
hola wrote:
there is nothing there it is just a graveyard and the tower is just a monument its also private property and the people who own it dont take to kind to tresspassers
no one owns it in the state of tennesse you cant own a cemetary look it up
Look it up

Clarksville, TN

#13 Jan 19, 2012
Look Jack ass. If you can't own a cemetery then why do people have to buy the burial plot from the people who own the cemetery? Just go on down to Resthaven and tell them you are going to dig your own hole and see what they tell you! lol!
EDUCATE YOURSELF

Nashville, TN

#14 Jan 19, 2012
jack ass wrote:
<quoted text>no one owns it in the state of tennesse you cant own a cemetary look it up
Where on earth did you get this idea? LOL....

There are thousands upon thousands of privately owned cemetaries.
My thoughts

Newport, TN

#15 Jan 20, 2012
This is a bit of a gray area.

Fact is private cemetaries are just that private. One can own a private cemetary and therefore control access. If thru the years the land the cemetary is on is sold to outsider, generally someone outside the family that is buried there, the new owner must allow for family members to come and go to the cemetary.

Once outside the original owners hands the cemetary can not be expanded without consent of the present owner. But if space is available in the original cemetary the newly dead family members can be buried there.
2wheels

Jonesborough, TN

#16 Jan 31, 2012
Mary Cub wrote:
Someone in the area should be able to give us morel in for on the monument,
Wiho built it and why? Ever who owns the land must know who built it.
any one in Newport tn have any info?
I've often wondered what the story is on that monument as well. So it's on private land and is owned by a person who works for the newspaper and doesn't like people snooping around. I tried searching the archives for any past articles but got nothing.

Surely someone here knows the history of it?
JGS

United States

#18 Jul 11, 2017
2wheels wrote:
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I've often wondered what the story is on that monument as well. So it's on private land and is owned by a person who works for the newspaper and doesn't like people snooping around. I tried searching the archives for any past articles but got nothing.

Surely someone here knows the history of it?
My friends talked about it all the time. I want to go up there really bad, because the tower was built in the 16 or 1700s. It's called the witches tower, because actual witches will go up in it an do witch craft on to the souls that they do not like. People has been murdered in it, that's why they say it's deadly haunted. I've been studing for these kind of things for 10 years and I've heard about this place and I want to and I have to go in there.
The truth

Morristown, TN

#19 Jul 13, 2017
The tower is not a witches tower. Its not haunted. Nobody has been murdered there and the reason nobody is allowed is because people have destroyed the place. Broke headstones of babies and broken stained glass windows that was beautiful. Its the Fox cemetery and the tower was going to be a church which was started and never finished. This is my families property. They are not rude or hiding anything. They just finally got tired of people destroying it. There is no way to get inside and even if you did its just a empty shell. The graveyard doesnt hold many graves but what is there has almost been destroyed. Made me sick to see that someone can destroy 2 newborn babies grave stones. So thats the truth to it.
lovelocalhistory

Clarksville, TN

#20 Jul 14, 2017
EDUCATE YOURSELF wrote:
<quoted text>

The tower is inside the FOX CEMETARY. There is a story behind the tower. The story has been featured a few times in the Newport Plain Talk. Brenda Crum, who owns the property is an employee at the newspaper.
I have done a couple hours worth of research trying to find the stories about the cemetery and couldn't find anything online . I am not doubting what you said I am having a hard time finding the story. Could you break it down for us? Not word for word or anything but the important parts would be great. Thanks in advance For taking the time to tell us about it.
lovelocalhistory

Clarksville, TN

#21 Jul 14, 2017
The truth wrote:
The tower is not a witches tower. Its not haunted. Nobody has been murdered there and the reason nobody is allowed is because people have destroyed the place. Broke headstones of babies and broken stained glass windows that was beautiful. Its the Fox cemetery and the tower was going to be a church which was started and never finished. This is my families property. They are not rude or hiding anything. They just finally got tired of people destroying it. There is no way to get inside and even if you did its just a empty shell. The graveyard doesnt hold many graves but what is there has almost been destroyed. Made me sick to see that someone can destroy 2 newborn babies grave stones. So thats the truth to it.
Thanks for posting that . I should have read the latest replies before I asked for the story.Its sad when you have to shut places like that off but sounds like it was necessary . Lack of respect is pretty common now days unfortunately .

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