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

The Hurst Nation

 
 
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By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
1. The Hurst Nation Marker
Inscription.  In this section lived numerous members of the Hurst family, who were staunch Unionists in a predominantly Confederate area. Its best known member was Col. Fielding Hurst, commanding the 6th Tenn. Cavalry, an irregular Union group which skirmished and scouted for various Federal commanders in the area.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 13.949′ N, 88° 36.339′ W. Marker is in Bethel Springs, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is at the intersection of Buena Vista Road and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Buena Vista Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel Springs TN 38315, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fielding Hurst and Purdy (approx. 4.2 miles away); McNairy County Confederate Veterans Memorial
The Hurst Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
2. The Hurst Nation Marker
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); McNairy County War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); In affectionate memory of the early settlers of McNairy County and the Town of Purdy (approx. 4.3 miles away); McNairy County Music Hall of Fame & Trail of Music Legends — 2013 Inductees (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mobile & Ohio Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Purdy (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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