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Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Purdy

 
 
Purdy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
1. Purdy Marker
Inscription. 4 miles northwest. Established in 1823, it was first county seat of McNairy County; here was Purdy University from 1855 to 1861. Gloverís Trace ran through it from Middle Tennessee to the Mississippi Country. The county seat was moved in 1890.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 8.)
 
Location. 35° 11.642′ N, 88° 29.889′ W. Marker is in Selmer, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5206 Hwy 15, Selmer TN 38375, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Approach to Shiloh (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buford Hayse Pusser (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fielding Hurst and Purdy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Adamsville In The Civil War (approx. 6Ĺ miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 6Ĺ miles away); The Hurst Nation (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh (approx. 7 miles away); Buford Pusser Memorial Park (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selmer.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Purdy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
2. Purdy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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