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

Chester County Courthouse

 
 
Chester County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 13, 2021
1. Chester County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Built in 1913 after fire destroyed the previous Court House. Portions of the Buford Pusser movie, "Walking Tall" were filmed in and around this Court House and Chester County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 35° 26.402′ N, 88° 38.416′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Tennessee, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Tennessee Route 365) and North Cason Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 East Main Street, Henderson TN 38340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting For Control (a few steps from this marker); Chester County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Tornado of 1952 (a few steps from this marker); Freed-Hardeman College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eddy Arnold (about 400 feet away); Cox's Raid
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(about 600 feet away); Henderson at War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Front Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Regarding Chester County Courthouse. "Walking Tall" is based on true events in neighboring McNairy County, where officials refused to allow filming. The Chester County Courthouse served as Pusser's office in the 1973 movie.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee SP Chester County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form. From the National Archives. (Submitted on March 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Chester County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 13, 2021
2. Chester County Courthouse Marker
Front view of the Chester County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 13, 2021
3. Front view of the Chester County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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