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Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Purdy

 
 
Purdy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
1. Purdy Marker
Inscription.  4 miles northwest. Established in 1823, it was first county seat of McNairy County; here was Purdy University from 1855 to 1861. Glover’s Trace ran through it from Middle Tennessee to the Mississippi Country. The county seat was moved in 1890.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 8.)
 
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 1823.
 
Location. 35° 11.642′ N, 88° 29.889′ W. Marker is in Selmer, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5206 Hwy 15, Selmer TN 38375, 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. Approach to Shiloh (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buford Hayse Pusser (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fielding Hurst and Purdy (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Courthouse of McNairy County (approx.
Purdy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
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4˝ miles away); McNairy County Military Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); McNairy County Music Hall of Fame & Trail of Music Legends — 2018 Inductees (approx. 5.4 miles away); McNairy County Music Hall of Fame & Trail of Music Legends — 2016 Inductees (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mobile & Ohio Railroad (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selmer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022