Centerville in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Hickman County Courthouse
A Brick Fortress
Earlier in the war, Confederate generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joseph Wheeler passed through Centerville on their retreat after the Battle of Dover on February 3, 1863, when their attack on the Federal garrison there failed. Union Gen. Jefferson C. Davis left Franklin and attempted to intercept the retreating Confederates
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1863.
Location. 35° 46.71′ N, 87° 28.021′ W. Marker is in Centerville, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of South Public Square and West Public Square, on the left when traveling east on South Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Public Square, Centerville TN 37033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickman County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Hickman (approx. ¾ mile away); Beth Slater Whitson (approx. 5.7 miles away); Grace Baxter Thompson (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Nunnelly Family Memorial Garden (approx. 5.8 miles away); First County Seat (approx. 6½ miles away); Coble Pottery (approx. 9 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 2. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.