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Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Armored Maneuvers

 
 
Pioneer Armored Maneuvers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
1. Pioneer Armored Maneuvers Marker
Inscription. Maneuvering in this vicinity, June, 1941, the 2nd Armored Division, USA, commanded by Mag. Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr., gave the first demonstration in America of the mobility and decisive power of armor in large-scale combat operations. Maneuver headquarters were in the school building.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 46.)
 
Location. 35° 28.734′ N, 86° 5.06′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Civilian Conservaton Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corporal Brian James Schoff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Experiment in Armor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. one mile away); Granny Hickerson Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manchester.
 
More about this marker.
Pioneer Armored Maneuvers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
2. Pioneer Armored Maneuvers Marker
The school building is now the County justice center and jail.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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