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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

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Did You Know? Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Did You Know? Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  The original Home Bank building is the location of Coldwell Banker Lynch-Rigsby Realty & Auction. In the 1940s, the Red Cross, Woodmen of the World, and Franklin County Board of Education used the upstairs of this building.

Thomas Westall operated the Bell Tavern in 1824 as a house of entertainment. Boarding per week with lodging was $2.50, lodging per night was 12½ cents, and lodging a horse per night was 37½ cents. In 1829, Colonel Micah Tau! heard a gunshot while he was in his office located in the tavern. He saw a large crowd of people across the Square standing in front of the store of Messers Spyker and Bradford where his 27-year-old son had just been murdered by the son's brother-in-law over a property inheritance dispute.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 35° 11.194′ N, 86° 6.689′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on South College Street (Alternate U.S. 41) north of 1st Avenue SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker
Did You Know? Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Did You Know? Marker (Side B)
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is at or near this postal address: 11 South College Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1890 (here, next to this marker); Built 1896 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1889 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1916 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1959 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1880s (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Built 1880s (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Did You Know? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
3. Did You Know? Marker
Sign includes maps, business directory and advertisements (not included in entry).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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