Near New Lawton in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Buford Hayse Pusser
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 26.)
Location. 35° 12.357′ N, 88° 27.586′ W. Marker is near New Lawton, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Lawton Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selmer TN 38375, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Approach to Shiloh (approx. 1.6 miles away); Purdy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Adamsville In The Civil War (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fielding Hurst and Purdy (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh Buford Pusser Memorial Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thayer's Brigade (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. "He Walked Tall". Page discussing the life of Sheriff Pusser. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Buford Pusser Home & Museum. The museum collection includes the wrecked Corvette Pusser was driving at the accident which took his life. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Walking Tall. Information page about the original "Walking Tall" movie. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. This Marker in a Movie
In last few seconds of the movie "Walking Tall - Final Chapter" (1977), there is a close-up shot of this marker. The camera shot looks west showing the last mile of road that Pusser was travelling on before he went off the road. In 1977 this was a two lane highway but it has since been changed to four lanes with a grass median. The movie is presently (January 2014) on Youtube.
Categories. • 20th Century •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,821 times since then and 100 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.