This is where Hurricane Creek meets Cordell Hull Lake. Within the present water level on the map you can see an outline of the original creek as it emptied into the Cumberland River. Somewhere within this area of Hurricane Creek, now Corps of Engineers property, is the location of Joshua Jr.'s homeplace, the original Maggart Methodist Church and one of the earliest Dickens Cemeteries.
05. Four Maps.
The black and white map below shows a black straight line within the circle. That line separated Smith and Jackson Counties through the Hurricane Creek valley from 1806 to 1853. The markings on this map were made in 1987 by Mr. F. C. Key, Smith County Historian. In the upper left (didn't copy well) Mr. Key marked the site of the early Jospeh C. Dickens property.
Four maps below.
1836 SE Jackson Co. map
Excerpt from a 1985 Smith County map.
Excerpt from 1836
Jackson Co. map.
Dickens of Hurricane Creek
Including: Maggart, Sullivans Bend, Elmwood, Chestnut Mound, Smith County, TN