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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Billy Direct

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Billy Direct Marker
Inscription.  This horse, which set a mile pacing record of 1:55 in 1938, was foaled here in 1931. His dam was Gay Forbes. His sire, Napoleon Direct (1:59 3/4), is buried here. Here, also, is buried Haynes' Peacock, champion Tennessee Walking Horse, 1940 and 1941. The farm is now a Thoroughbred nursery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 47.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 43.584′ N, 86° 57.666′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on Main Street just south of General Motors Visitor Center Entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia TN 38401, 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. Hood's Command Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rippavilla Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Movements After Sunset (approx. 0.6 miles away); Schofield's Retreat
Billy Direct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Billy Direct Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); Oaklawn (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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