“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dresden in Weakley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Weakley County

Weakley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
1. Weakley County Marker
Inscription. Weakley County was established Oct. 21, 1823, and named for Robert Weakley, then Speaker of the State Senate. In 1825, John Terrell gave 39 acres for the county seat. Martin Lawler, Richard Ridgeway, John R. Shultz, Perry Vincent, and Mears Warner, Commissioners, planned the town of Dresden, named for the German birthplace of Warner's father. Weakley County was one of the homes of Davey Crockett. Present courthouse, built in 1950, is the fourth building to serve that function.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 39.)
Location. 36° 17.512′ N, 88° 42.513′ W. Marker is in Dresden, Tennessee, in Weakley County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Tennessee Route 89/54) and North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 W Main St, Dresden TN 38225, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel College (approx. 15.2 miles away); Harris-Collier-Holland Farm (approx. 15.3 miles away); James Monroe McKenzie (approx. 15.4 miles away);
Weakley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
2. Weakley County Courthouse
McKenzie's Station (approx. 15.4 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 15.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Weakley County, Tennessee. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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