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Wartrace in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Strolling Jim

 
 
Strolling Jim Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 6, 2009
1. Strolling Jim Marker
Inscription.  Strolling Jim, the first World's Champion Tennessee Walking Horse, is buried in a pasture directly behind the Walking Horse Hotel. Foaled in 1936, this former work horse was ridden to the championship by Floyd Carothers at the first Walking Horse Celebration at Shelbyville in 1939. Jim died in 1957 in the pasture where he spent his last years. (Marker Number 3G 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 35° 31.635′ N, 86° 20.05′ W. Marker is in Wartrace, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Blackman Boulevard West (State Highway 64) near Spring Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3874 Blackman Boulevard West, Wartrace TN 37183, 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. Andrew Jackson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Dedicated to Those Brave & Gallant Soldiers in Butternut & Gray"! (about 400 feet
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away); Skirmish at Liberty Gap (about 400 feet away); Tullahoma Campaign (about 500 feet away); Wartrace (about 700 feet away); Skirmish at Wartrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Valley Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beechwood Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wartrace.
 
Also see . . .
1. Strolling Jim. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Strolling Jim. A memorial to Strolling Jim with information and photos. (Submitted on November 9, 2009.) 
 
Strolling Jim's Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Strolling Jim's Grave
Walking Horse Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
3. Walking Horse Hotel
Wide view of Strolling Jim Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2015
4. Wide view of Strolling Jim Marker
The business district of Wartrace can be seen in the distance.
Strolling Jim's gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2015
5. Strolling Jim's gravesite
Strolling Jim's gravesite is about 100 yards west of the Walking Horse Hotel parking lot at the end of a large pasture. A loyal dog's grave is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,245 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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