Farragut blog: Stormwater mapping underway

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The town of Farragut Engineering Department will begin a stormwater mapping project to collect data about the town’s stormwater assets beginning the week of July 11. All Farragut subdivisions will be included in the project.

Contractors from CEC Inc., will be accessing stormwater structures within and adjacent to the town’s right of way. Crew members will be driving trucks marked with CEC logos.

The mapping project is expected to take two years. Info: 865-966-7057.

Museum receives preservation grant

The Farragut Museum is the recipient of a $500 historic preservation grant from the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. The grant will be used to purchase and install interpretive signage on the planned Virtue Road Greenway.

The Virtue Mill site is steeped in history. It is where the 17th Michigan Volunteer Regiment took a stand against Confederate forces on Nov. 16, 1863, as part of the Battle of Campbell Station. The 17th Michigan was assigned as part of the Rear Guard, along with the 2nd Michigan, 20th Michigan and the 100th Pennsylvania, to protect the rest of General Burnside’s Army, which was in retreat into the defenses of Knoxville. The Confederates under General Longstreet caught up with the 17th Michigan skirmishers of the Rear Guard at Turkey Creek.

The Dot Kelley Preservation Grant was established in December 2015 by the KCWRT to honor long-time Roundtable member and past president Dot Kelly for her many years of service.

The Farragut Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first Admiral of the U.S. Navy and hero of the Civil War.

Housed in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and offers free admission. Info: Julia Barham at jbarham@townoffarragut.org.


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