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Near Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Racetrack

 
 
Old Racetrack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
1. Old Racetrack Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1818 in the area to the east. Here also were held barbecues, barn dances, prize fights and cockfights. Here, according to court records, David Crockett “participated in an affray,” while attending the races. He was fined six coonskins.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 35° 57.781′ N, 88° 24.514′ W. Marker is near Huntingdon, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 22 and Lexington Street (Business Tennessee Route 22), on the right when traveling north on State Route 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntingdon TN 38344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac R. Hawkins (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mudslingers Studio (approx. 2.8 miles away); A Divided Land (approx.
Old Racetrack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
2. Old Racetrack Marker
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2.8 miles away); Carroll County Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Carroll County War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Hawkins Cousins (approx. 2.9 miles away); Historic Thomas Park (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntingdon.
 
Old Racetrack image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
3. Old Racetrack
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022