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Wartrace in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Strolling Jim

 
 
Strolling Jim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 6, 2009
1. Strolling Jim Marker
Inscription. Strolling Jim, the first World's Champion Tennessee Walking Horse, is buried in a pasture directly behind the Walking Horse Hotel. Foaled in 1936, this former work horse was ridden to the championship by Floyd Carothers at the first Walking Horse Celebration at Shelbyville in 1939. Jim died in 1957 in the pasture where he spent his last years. (Marker Number 3G 34.)
 
Location. 35° 31.635′ N, 86° 20.05′ W. Marker is in Wartrace, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Blackman Boulevard West (State Highway 64) near Spring Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3874 Blackman Boulevard West, Wartrace TN 37183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wartrace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beechwood Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Webb School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Martin Shofner (approx. 5.6 miles away); Andrews' Raiders (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (approx. 7 miles away); Prentice Cooper (approx. 7.4 miles away); Austin C. Shofner (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wartrace.
 
Also see . . .
Strolling Jim's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Strolling Jim's Grave
1. Strolling Jim. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Strolling Jim. A memorial to Strolling Jim with information and photos. (Submitted on November 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. AnimalsCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Walking Horse Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
3. Walking Horse Hotel
Wide view of Strolling Jim Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2015
4. Wide view of Strolling Jim Marker
The business district of Wartrace can be seen in the distance.
Strolling Jim's gravesite image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2015
5. Strolling Jim's gravesite
Strolling Jim's gravesite is about 100 yards west of the Walking Horse Hotel parking lot at the end of a large pasture. A loyal dog's grave is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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