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Troy in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Troy

 
 
Troy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. Troy Marker
Inscription.  Troy, first town in Obion County and county seat from 1825-1890, was laid out in 1825 with the assistance of Davy Crockett, who later represented the district in Congress. In the nearby Obion River bottoms he made his record year's kill of bears, 105. Obion County was organized January 14, 1824 in the home of Colonel William M. Wilson, 3 miles southwest. Near that site and on his Revolutionary land grant is Campground, an important early county cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 20.316′ N, 89° 9.849′ W. Marker is in Troy, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Harper Street (State Highway 21) and Main Street (State Highway 184), on the right
Troy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. Troy Marker
when traveling west on West Harper Street. Marker is in the town square, across from the police department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West Harper Street, Troy TN 38260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campground Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 8.3 miles away); Titan I (approx. 8˝ miles away); LR91-AJ -3 Engine (approx. 8˝ miles away); YP-84A Thunderjet (approx. 8.6 miles away); Crawler - Transporter (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Troy, Tennessee (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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