Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Henry County Courthouse / Henry County
Henry County Courthouse
This Courthouse was designed by Reuben Harrison Hunt of Chattanooga and built by Ed M. Wallen of New Decatur, Alabama, in 1896. It is the third courthouse on this site and is one of West Tennessee's oldest working Courthouses. The murder case Grainger v. State (1830) originated on this site and set precedent for self - defense as a basis for appeal. Confederate military units, including the "Paris Blues," 5th Tennessee Infantry and 46th Tennessee Infantry regiments, were organized on the lawn.
Henry County, named for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry, was created on November 7, 1821 from lands that were part of the Jackson Purchase from the Chickasaws in 1818. Andrew Jackson was a member of the commission that negotiated this treaty. Henry County sent more than 2500 volunteers to the Confederate Armies, and claims the title "Volunteer County of the Volunteer State."
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 52.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 18.125′ N, 88° 19.531′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 North Poplar Street, Paris TN 38242, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Davis Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Wesley Crockett (approx. 0.2 miles away); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Paris (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Tyson (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.