The Upper Cumberland has a new historical marker to recognize the significance of Daniel Haston.
Linda Wynn is the Assistant Director for State Programs with the Tennessee Historical Commission. She said the marker is the result of one of Haston’s ancestors wanting to honor his significance.
“It’s always good to know the history of the area in which you live,” Haston said. “Daniel Haston was a Revolutionary War veteran, he fought in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown.”
Wynn said the plaque itself recognizes Haston’s settlement in the Caney Fork valley after traveling by ox-cart from Western North Carolina. She said it also details Haston’s desire to protect the water source in what is now Haston Station, a part of Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Wynn said you can see the marker at 894 Cane Creek-Cummingsville Road located near the Sparta and Spencer border. Haston had ties both in White and Van Buren Counties.
Wynn said Tennessee Historical Commission markers convey what individuals contribute to their local communities. She said the state markers program is constituent-driven, receiving requests from across the state to illuminate an important facet of that community.