Near LaGrange in Fayette County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 2.77′ N, 89° 13.164′ W. Marker is near LaGrange, Tennessee, in Fayette County. Marker is on 3rd Street (State Highway 57), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moscow TN 38057, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Immanuel Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); LaGrange (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); La Grange (approx. 1.4 miles away); Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (approx. 1½ miles away); Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House (approx. 1½ miles away); First Bird Dog Field Trials (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
Also see . . .
1. LaGrange. An eHistory article discussing LaGrange's rich past. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Historic Homes of LaGrange. (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
From Tennessee: A Guide to the State from the Federal Writer's Project (WPA Guide):
Left from La Grange on State 57, 1.3 m. to Woodlawn, which stands on a wide double terrace that was handsomely landscaped in 1859. The house was built in 1828 by Maj. Charles Mitchie, who inspected every bit of wood and work with great care. The large two-story structure, of rather severe Classical Revival design, has a roof that extends forward over an Ionic portico, two-thirds of which is projected forward and capped with a pediment. There is a small balcony over the pilastered entrance.
During the War between the States the house became the West Tennessee headquarters of General Sherman and several times sheltered wounded men. In 1875 it was bought by Dr. John Junius Pulliam who restored it.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.