Near Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Large Oak Tree
Battle of Salem Cemetery
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1856.
Location. 35° 37.797′ N, 88° 45.896′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on Cotton Grove Road, 0.4 miles north of North Parkway East/Paul Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling north. The monument is at Tour Stop 2 of the Battle of Salem Cemetery Driving Tour brochure available at nearby Old Salem Cemetery. It has a small roadside parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38305, 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. Unknown Sentry Stands Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Salem Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Jones' AnglewoodJohn Luther Jones (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lane College (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seven Pillars (approx. 2½ miles away); Merry High School (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Regarding Large Oak Tree. The large oak tree was located on the other side of the road at the time of the battle, but since then the road alignment has changed.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.