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Dresden in Weakley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Weakley County

 
 
Weakley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
1. Weakley County Marker
Inscription.  Weakley County was established Oct. 21, 1823, and named for Robert Weakley, then Speaker of the State Senate. In 1825, John Terrell gave 39 acres for the county seat. Martin Lawler, Richard Ridgeway, John R. Shultz, Perry Vincent, and Mears Warner, Commissioners, planned the town of Dresden, named for the German birthplace of Warner's father. Weakley County was one of the homes of Davey Crockett. Present courthouse, built in 1950, is the fourth building to serve that function.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 39.)
 
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. 36° 17.512′ N, 88° 42.513′ W. Marker is in Dresden, Tennessee, in Weakley County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Tennessee Route 89/54) and North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 W Main St, Dresden TN 38225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Weakley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
2. Weakley County Courthouse
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Janes Mill (approx. 6.8 miles away); The University of Tennessee at Martin (approx. 9.2 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bethel College (approx. 15.2 miles away); Harris-Collier-Holland Farm (approx. 15.3 miles away); James Monroe McKenzie (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Weakley County, Tennessee. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Weakley County Marker (<i>wide view; Weakly County Courthouse - south side - in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2010
3. Weakley County Marker (wide view; Weakly County Courthouse - south side - in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022