“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bolivar in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Old Hatchie Town

Old Hatchie Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, April 11, 2009
1. Old Hatchie Town Marker
Inscription.  Here in early days was Fowler's Ferry, at the head of steamboat navigation on the Hatchie River. A town, named Hatchie, was established in 1819. In 1824, because of repeated floods, the town was moved about 2 miles south and named Bolivar, in honor of the South American liberator.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 35° 16.277′ N, 88° 58.776′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on North Main Street (Tennessee Route 18/125) south of Ruby Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1017 N Main St, Bolivar TN 38008, 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. Hardeman County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hardeman County Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bolivar
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal 1838 (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Columns (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Houston Bills (approx. 1.3 miles away); Polk Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Old Hatchie Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
2. Old Hatchie Town Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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