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Munford in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mt. Zion — Munford

 
 
Mt. Zion — Munford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2021
1. Mt. Zion — Munford Marker
Inscription.  Following the removal of the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church South to this place in 1852, a small, unplanned village known as Mt. Zion sprang up on the adjoining lands of Arthur Forbes Wooten, who first settled this point in 1835. The Post Office at Mt. Zion opened in 1856 but closed in 1874. When the office was re-opened in 1886, the name was changed to "Munford” in honor of Col. Richard Henry Munford (1807-1884), one-time Randolph merchant, Covington Mayor and local official, who at times served as County Court Clerk, Register and Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court. The first school was the Tipton Institute, which opened in 1853 under the auspices of the Tipton Lodge No. 226, F. & A. M. Later in 1876, the District High School opened its doors under the direction of the Methodist Conference. In 1913, Tipton County took over the management of this institution, giving birth to Munford High School. In 1905, Munford was incorporated by the Tennessee General Assembly. Following a contested election, Sterling Hicks Bass, Sr. was selected as the first Mayor.

Psalm 132: 13, 14
For the Lord has chosen Mt. Zion, he has declared it
Mt. Zion — Munford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2021
2. Mt. Zion — Munford Marker
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for his dwelling: "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I desire it."
 
Erected by West Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 35° 26.8′ N, 89° 48.831′ W. Marker is in Munford, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is on College Street, 0.1 miles north of Douglas Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on edge of Munford City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 College Street, Munford TN 38058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Munford United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph (approx. 1.4 miles away); Atoka Evangelical Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Kerrville Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Anthony Chapel School, Greenwood AME Church & Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Tipton County Confederate Reunion (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hurst's Raid at Barretville (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jan. 30, 2023