Near Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Narrowly Avoided Defeat
—Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
Tennessee Civil War Trails invites you to explore the Parker's Crossroads battlefield and other sites related to Forrest's raid.
Sidebar: Nathan Bedford Forrest, a blacksmith's son, was born in the backcountry of Chapel Hill, Bedford Co., Tenn., on July 13, 1821. Overcoming early poverty, he was first a small-town merchant in Mississippi before becoming a successful slave
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 47.197′ N, 88° 23.593′ W. Marker is near Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Tennessee Route 22 0.2 miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The Parker's Crossroads Visitor Center (Eastern National) is located just south of Exit 108 of Interstate 40. The marker is at the northeast corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20945 Tennessee 22, Wildersville TN 38388, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McPeake Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lexington-Huntingdon Road (approx. A Very Successful Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier (approx. ¼ mile away); Battlefield Overview (approx. ¼ mile away); Nathan Bedford Forrest (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Withdrawal to the Split-Rail Fence (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkers Crossroads.
Also see . . . LivelyRV Blog: Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battle. A blogger's photographs and descriptions of the battlefield following the Parker's Crossing Battlefield Association Driving Tour. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.)
Additional keywords. Parkers Crossroads
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.