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Trenton in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gibson County Courthouse

 
 
Gibson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 8, 2012
1. Gibson County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The Gibson County Courthouse, built in 1899, is the fourth one to have occupied this site. The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1824, the year following the organization of the county, a process commenced by David Crockett, who was then a state legislator. The second courthouse, a brick building, was erected in 1829. In 1839, a new brick building was constructed, and it served until its removal in 1899. Notables, such as James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson, spoke at this site.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 35.)
 
Location. 35° 58.856′ N, 88° 56.507′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of Eaton Street (Tennessee Route 104, 77) and South College Street (Tennessee Route 367), on the left when traveling east on Eaton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton TN 38382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Gibson County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting for Trenton (within shouting distance of this
Gibson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 8, 2012
2. Gibson County Courthouse Marker
marker); Female Collegiate Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fighting for Trenton (approx. mile away); Forrest at Trenton (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fighting for Trenton (approx. mile away); C.S.A. Camp Trenton (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the south lawn of the courthouse. The street is one-way around the courthouse.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Gibson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 8, 2012
3. Gibson County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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