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Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
1. The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee Marker
Inscription. The area on which most of the town of Spring Hill is located was originally part of land grants to three Revolutionary War veterans, George Doherty, John Hardin and Ezekiel Polk. Albert Russel of Virginia, another Revolutionary War veteran, constructed the first home on the site in 1808-1809. James Peters built a church here in 1819, and the site became a popular religious revival location in the first half of the nineteenth century. General Richard Ewell bought the first Jersey cows here in 1867, and he is also credited with contributing to the birth of harness racing. Branham and Hughes Military Academy was established in 1897 in the community, and educated thousands of young men before its closing in 1932.

Intersection of Main Street and Depot Street
Looking North
c. late 1800s
In 1935 the Tennessee Children's Home opened in Spring Hill. In 1938 a disastrous fire destroyed the entire business district on the eastern side of town, and another conflagration in 1940 damaged much of the western business district. A tornado in January 1963 also devastated the community. The town's population had remained steady at approximately 1,200 between 1900 and 1989. The opening of the Saturn Automobile Company in 1989 has resulted in great growth in Spring Hill, which is expected to continue into the 21st century.
 
Location.
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
2. The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee Marker
35° 45.06′ N, 86° 55.832′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 31) and Depot Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5317 Main Street, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Hill, Tennessee ~ November 29, 1864 (here, next to this marker); Ewell Farm (a few steps from this marker); Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Banks Caperton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Branham and Hughes Military Academy (approx. mile away); Nashville and Decatur Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Left of the Union Defensive Position (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Ewell Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Hill.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
3. The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee Marker
Is just feet away from Ewell Marker located corner of Main St and Depot St.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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