“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

John Murrell

John Murrell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. John Murrell Marker
Inscription. 8 mi. S. lived the notorious bandit and outlaw, born 1804 in Williamson Co. Leader of the “Mystic Clan”, he fomented slave insurrections and terrorized the lower Mississippi valley for years. He died at Pikeville in 1844 after serving a prison term for slave stealing. His unsavory career has been considerably embellished through legend and fiction.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 36.683′ N, 88° 55.977′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Airways Boulevard (U.S. 70) and Technology Center Drive, in the median on Airways Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campbell's Levee Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jackson (approx. 5˝ miles away); Carl Lee Perkins (approx. 5˝ miles away); Home of Casey Jones (approx. 5˝ miles away); Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes
John Murrell Marker (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. John Murrell Marker (facing west)
(approx. 5˝ miles away); This Log Cabin was from Henderson County (approx. 5˝ miles away); Camp Beauregard (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lambuth College (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Also see . . .  John Murrell (bandit). wikipedia (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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