Near Benton in Polk County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Bear Lawson Bridge
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1842.
Location. 35° 11.171′ N, 84° 40.534′ W. Marker is near Benton, Tennessee, in Polk County. Marker is on Benton Station Road, 0.1 miles east of Circle R Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at bridge over Ocoee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1166 Benton Station Road, Benton TN 37307, 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. Historic Benton Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nancy Ward (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Nancy Ward (approx. 1˝ miles away); Civil War in Polk County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Polk County Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk County World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument Ocoee No. 1 (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
Regarding Bear Lawson Bridge. Lawson donated land to help attract a Louisville & Nashville Railroad line in the early 1900s, resulting in Benton Station's formation in 1906.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.