Darden in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
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 Sites • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
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. Divided Loyalties (approx. 5.4 miles away); Decatur County Training School Crowder High School 1925-1965 (approx. 6½ 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.
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