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

John Murrell

John Murrell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. John Murrell Marker
Inscription.  8 mi. S. lived the notorious bandit and outlaw, born 1804 in Williamson Co. Leader of the “Mystic Clan”, he fomented slave insurrections and terrorized the lower Mississippi valley for years. He died at Pikeville in 1844 after serving a prison term for slave stealing. His unsavory career has been considerably embellished through legend and fiction.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
Location. 35° 36.683′ N, 88° 55.977′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Airways Boulevard (U.S. 70) and Technology Center Drive, in the median on Airways Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campbell's Levee Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jackson
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(approx. 5˝ miles away); Carl Lee Perkins (approx. 5˝ miles away); Home of Casey Jones (approx. 5˝ miles away); Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes (approx. 5˝ miles away); This Log Cabin was from Henderson County (approx. 5˝ miles away); Camp Beauregard (approx. 5.8 miles away); Union University (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Also see . . .  John Murrell (bandit). wikipedia (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
Additional keywords. outlaws and renegades
John Murrell Marker (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. John Murrell Marker (facing west)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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