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

Wartrace

 
 
Wartrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
1. Wartrace Marker
Inscription. In 1850, Rice Coffey gave eight acres to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad on which the main line would run with a depot and freight house at the junction of the branch line to Shelbyville. In 1851, town lots were laid off. The following year, a post office was established. In 1853, the town was incorporated as Wartrace Depot after Wartrace Creek. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Wartrace after Wartrace Creek, which was named for the War Trace, a buffalo path used by Indians at war with Nashville settlers in the 1790's.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 44.)
 
Location. 35° 31.526′ N, 86° 20.04′ W. Marker is in Wartrace, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Blackman Boulevard (Tennessee Route 64), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Strolling Jim (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beechwood Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Webb School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Martin Shofner (approx.
Wartrace welcome center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Wartrace welcome center and Marker
5.4 miles away); Andrews' Raiders (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (approx. 7 miles away); Prentice Cooper (approx. 7.3 miles away); Austin C. Shofner (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wartrace.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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