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Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Parker's Crossroads

 
 
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By Currey Russell, June 27, 2010
1. Parker's Crossroads Marker
Close up of marker
Inscription. Returning to Middle Tennessee after an extensive & successful raid, Forrest's Cavalry Brigade on Dec. 31, 1862, fought here an all-day battle with 2 separate Union brigades converging on him in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy him before he could recross the Tennessee River near Clifton.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D14.)
 
Location. 35° 47.837′ N, 88° 23.443′ W. Marker is in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 22, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Parkers Crossroads City Park entrance next to the battlefield. There is a walking tour of the battlefield with informational signs. Battlefield parking for trail users is on the right side of the entrance road. Marker is in this post office area: Wildersville TN 38388, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freeman's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tides of War
Parker's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, June 27, 2010
2. Parker's Crossroads Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (about 400 feet away); Morton's Battery (about 400 feet away); Forrest's West Tennessee Raid (about 400 feet away); Forrest's Tactics (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkers Crossroads.
 
More about this marker. This is Stop #1 of the 7 Stop Battlefield Auto Tour.
 
Also see . . .  Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association. (Submitted on July 3, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Parker's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 8, 2010
3. Parker's Crossroads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee.   3. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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