Guys in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Historic Tennessee-Mississippi State Line
Site of Shamrock Motel
Since the 1930's the state line was known for illegal drugs, bootleg whiskey, gambling, and prostitution. Death, blood-shed, and illegal activities continued through the 1960's. Buford Pusser was elected McNairy County Sheriff in 1964 and his promise was to clean up the state line.
On February 1, 1966 Sheriff Pusser visited the Shamrock to serve warrants on Louise Hathcock, owner. She invited him to her office, room 1. Allegedly, Ms. Hathcock attempted to ambush and kill Sheriff Pusser but was not successful. Sheriff Pusser shot and killed Ms. Hathcock that day in room 1.
The concrete foundation of the Shamrock Motel and restaurant are all that remain today.
Erected 2019 by McNairy County Tourism and the McNairy County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement • Political Subdivisions • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1996.
Location. 34° 59.784′ N, 88° 30.856′ W. Marker is in Guys, Tennessee, in McNairy County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 State Line Rd, Guys TN 38339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Approach To Shiloh (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 12th of August Ambush (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away in Mississippi); a different marker also named The 12th of August Ambush (approx. 3.1 miles away); C.S.A. Rifle Pit (approx. 3˝ miles away in Mississippi); L.C. Steele House (approx. 3.7 miles away in Mississippi); Corinth (approx. 3.9 miles away in Mississippi); Retreat From Battery F (approx. 4 miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guys.
Also see . . .
1. Newspaper article about the event. (Submitted on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.)
2. Sheriff Buford Pusser. (Submitted on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.)
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