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

Mills Darden

 
 
Mills Darden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 8, 2007
1. Mills Darden Marker
Inscription. This man, born in North Carolina in 1799, lived in this neighborhood for many years, dying in 1857. His size was legendary; he is said to have been 8 ft. 6 in. tall and to have weighed over 800 pounds; three ordinary sized men could be buttoned inside his coat. He is buried near Life, 16 miles due west.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 9.)
 
Location. 35° 38.182′ N, 88° 13.123′ W. Marker is in Darden, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on State Route 20 (U.S. 412) 0.1 miles west of Darden Christian Chapel Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Across highway from post office. Marker is in this post office area: Darden TN 38328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 5.2 miles away); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 6.6 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 8.2 miles away); Battle for Lexington (approx. 9.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 10.9 miles away); Amphibious Attack on Linden (approx. 11.1 miles away); Doe Creek School (approx. 11.6 miles away); Doe Creek Cemetery (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Mills Darden.
Mills Darden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 8, 2007
2. Mills Darden Marker
Darden, name was Mills but was often called Miles.
 
Also see . . .  TheTallestMan.com The Giant's Website. (Submitted on July 16, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Darden Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 8, 2007
3. Darden Post Office
Mary Darden Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 11, 2012
4. Mary Darden Grave Marker
Mary Consort of Mills Darden Died Feb. 25, 1837 Aged About 40 Years
Mills Darden Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 11, 2012
5. Mills Darden Grave Marker
Mills Darden Born Oct. 7, 1799 Died Jan. 23, 1857 Aged 57 Years 3 Mo's and 16 Days N 35.61348* W -088.50315* 1750 Mills Darden Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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