Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Historic Thomas Park
Oral tradition holds that John Philip Sousa's band played in Thomas Park sometime just prior to World War I. The train transporting the band stopped at the Thomas Park depot to take on water for the steam engine. The passengers were required to disembark, at which time the band was persuaded to perform for the waiting passengers.
A later group, the Huntingdon Women's Garden Club, maintained the park and made major improvements
Further renovations to the park by the Town of Huntingdon in the year 2000 were also made possible by local donations. Carroll Bank & Trust, Trustee for The Wright Charitable Trust, contributed funds for the War Memorial monument, fountain and flag poles. The memorial honors all Veterans and is inscribed with the names of Carroll County soldiers who died while serving in the wars of our country. Woodmen of the World Lodge #445 donated the first giant American flag to fly at the memorial. Friends and family of Danny and Joyce Carter donated two marble benches and two lampposts. Additional lamppost donations were made in memory of Dorothy Ellis and former Huntingdon Mayor Lee H. Chance.
The successful renovation of Thomas Park is due to these generous donations,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 36° 0.223′ N, 88° 25.187′ W. Marker is in Huntingdon, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (Business U.S. 70) and Browning Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20190 East Main Street, Huntingdon TN 38344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Hill Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hawkins Cousins (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Divided Land (approx. half a mile away); Carroll County Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Mudslingers Studio (approx. half a mile away); Nathan Nesbitt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Isaac R. Hawkins (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntingdon.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.