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

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

 
 
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
1. Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Marker
Inscription. This 90-acre tract is home of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - "The World's Largest Walking Horse Show". On July 17, 1939, a non-profit association was chartered to conduct a national celebration to honor and exhibit the Tennessee Walking Horse. By its 50th anniversary, the show had grown from its initial 3-night competition and an estimated 8,000 spectators to 10 nights and a paid attendance in excess of 231,000.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 37.)
 
Location. 35° 29.327′ N, 86° 26.95′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Jessup Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 Evans St., Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prentice Cooper (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin C. Shofner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Brevard Davidson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. mile
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration grounds image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration grounds
away); Tribute to World War I Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. mile away); Fighting in Shelbyville (approx. mile away); Tribute to Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for Strolling Jim, the first World's Champion Tennessee Walking Horse.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,744 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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