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Near Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cotton Grove

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 17, 2012
1. Cotton Grove Marker
Inscription. In 1819 several families formed the first settlement in what was to be known as Madison County 2.1 miles west on the Cotton Grove Road. Said road was ordered built this same year. In 1821 the first cotton in the county was grown here. A post office and stagecoach stop operated here in 1834. Only the road and Baptist Church retain the Cotton Grove name.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 41.797′ N, 88° 40.291′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of US 412 (Tennessee Route 20) and Cotton Grove Road, on the right when traveling east on US 412. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Raid (approx. 4.7 miles away); Adam Huntsman (approx. 5˝ miles away); Large Oak Tree (approx. 7 miles away); Unknown Sentry Stands Guard (approx. 7 miles away); The Battle of Salem Cemetery
Cotton Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2012
2. Cotton Grove Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jones' Anglewood (approx. 8.1 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Cotton Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2012
3. Cotton Grove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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