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Darden in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mills Darden

 
 
Mills Darden Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, August 8, 2020
1. Mills Darden Marker
Inscription.  

This man, born in North Carolina in 1799, lived in this neighborhood for many years, dying in 1857. His size was legendary; he is said to have been 8 ft. 6 in. tall and to have weighed over 800 pounds; three ordinary sized men could be buttoned inside his coat. He is buried near Life, 16 miles due west.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 38.206′ N, 88° 13.111′ W. Marker is in Darden, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on U.S. 412 0.1 miles west of Darden Christian Chapel Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darden TN 38328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx.
Mills Darden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 8, 2007
2. Mills Darden Marker
This was a previous version of the marker with the same text.
5.2 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 5.4 miles away); Decatur County Training School Crowder High School 1925-1965 (approx. 6˝ miles away); Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Decatur County Veterans Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Mills Darden. Darden, name was Mills but was often called Miles.
 
Mills Darden Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, August 8, 2020
3. Mills Darden Marker
The earlier version of the marker was placed across the highway from this location.
Mills Darden Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 11, 2012
4. Mills Darden Grave Marker
Mills Darden Born Oct. 7, 1799 Died Jan. 23, 1857 Aged 57 Years 3 Mo's and 16 Days N 35.61348* W -088.50315* 1750 Mills Darden Road
Darden Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 8, 2007
5. Darden Post Office
Mary Darden Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 11, 2012
6. Mary Darden Grave Marker
Mary Consort of Mills Darden Died Feb. 25, 1837 Aged About 40 Years
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2012. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   3. submitted on August 8, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee.   4. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   6. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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