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Alexandria in DeKalb County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

DeKalb County Fair

 
 
DeKalb County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
1. DeKalb County Fair Marker
Inscription.  North ½ mile, the first fair was held October 15-17, 1856, on the south bank of Hickman Creek. The buildings were destroyed by Federal troops in 1863 and rebuilt across the creek 9 years later. There, despite fire and flood, the fair has been held annually since 1872. Still a popular event, it is known affectionately as the "Grandpa Fair of the South".
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 15, 1856.
 
Location. 36° 4.401′ N, 86° 2.305′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Tennessee, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) 0.1 miles east of Hillwood Acres, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33811 Nashville Hwy, Alexandria TN 37012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. John H. Morgan CSA (approx. 0.4 miles away);
DeKalb County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
2. DeKalb County Fair Marker
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Morgan in Alexandria (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan's Ohio Raid (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilson Lawrence Waters (approx. 5.4 miles away); Watertown, Tennessee Veterans Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away); Battle of Snow Hill (approx. 7.8 miles away); Tennessee Central Crash Kills 10 (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  DeKalb County Fair. Fair website (Submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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