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Near New Johnsonville in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Johnsonville

 
 
Old Johnsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
1. Old Johnsonville Marker
Inscription.  This town was named for Andrew Johnson, military governor of Tennessee (1862 - 65). Although the community had been a steamboat landing prior to the Civil War, it was not until the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad was completed by the Union Army in May, 1864, that it gained prominence as a major supply depot. Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest destroyed the supply depot on Nov. 4, 1864, but there still remain near the town two Union redoubts built for defense of the depot. The guns in the earthworks were inadequate, and Forrest destroyed the supply base and defending gunboat flotilla as well. After the war, Johnsonville thrived for forty years as a river-rail transfer point, but severe flooding stopped its growth. T. V. A. then purchased the land for Kentucky Lake and in 1945 the town ceased to exist.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson
Old Johnsonville Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
2. Old Johnsonville Marker Reverse
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, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
 
Location. 36° 3.612′ N, 87° 57.574′ W. Marker is near New Johnsonville, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is on Redoubt Lane west of Museum Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Redoubt Lane, New Johnsonville TN 37134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrison Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnsonville (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Colored Troops at Johnsonville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Johnsonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Nashville and Northwestern Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Building the Upper Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Johnsonville Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Johnsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Johnsonville State Historic Park. (Submitted on June 14, 2014.)
 
Old Johnsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
3. Old Johnsonville Marker
Civil War Redoubt. image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
4. Civil War Redoubt.
Civil War Rifle Pit image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
5. Civil War Rifle Pit
Trail Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
6. Trail Head Marker
Johnsonville State Historic Area sign image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
7. Johnsonville State Historic Area sign
Johnsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, March 30, 2009
8. Johnsonville Marker
Johnsonville history on a stone in Crockett Cemetery, Johnsonville, Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   8. submitted on January 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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