“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Decatur County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By David Austin, November 19, 2019
Dunbar Store Marker (side 2)
Tennessee (Decatur County), Bath Springs — 4A 54 — Dunbar Store
(side 1) Dunbar Store, originally called Hermitage, was the center of early settlement here. It served as a store, bar, stagecoach stop, and rest stop for travelers going west. After the Civil War, the bar was no longer profitable. The . . . — Map (db m142747) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Decaturville — 4A 7 — Brownsport Furnace
13 miles southeast, this furnace was built, 1848. Iron was mined from nearby hematite deposits and processed here until 1876. The region is also known as “The Coalings”, because of extensive charcoal production here during iron mining . . . — Map (db m63127) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Decaturville — Confederate Veterans Memorial
The Capt. Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Dedicates this monument to the memory of our Confederate ancestors who fought so valiantly during the War Between the States 1861 - 1865 In Memoriam . . . — Map (db m148473) WM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Decaturville — Decatur County Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the everlasting memory of those from Decatur County who gave their lives in the service World War I Leonard Barber • James C. Moore • Wilsie Brashear • Clarence Nichols • David A. Harrington • James J. Nichols • . . . — Map (db m148480) WM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Decaturville — Revolutionary War Veterans Monument
The Peter Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution place this marker on the event of the American Revolution Bicentennial in honor of their Revolutionary Ancestors Samuel Houston · Joshua Dodson · Wm. C. . . . — Map (db m148468) WM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Parsons — 4D 53 — Amphibious Attack on LindenMay 12, 1863
United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the predawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town, . . . — Map (db m63128) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Parsons — Divided LoyaltiesDecatur County during the Civil War
In 1861 West Tennessee overwhelmingly supported secession. Many residents with strong attachments to the Union however, lived in several counties along the Tennessee River. despite enormous pressure from their neighbors to support the Confederacy, a . . . — Map (db m143707) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Parsons — 4D 57 — The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town
The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad In 1886, Tennessee Midland Railway Company was chartered to build a railroad from Memphis to Virginia. By 1889, 135.6 miles of track were completed to Perryville where it ended for lack of funds. In 1892, . . . — Map (db m81482) HM
Tennessee (Decatur County), Perryville — 4A 60 — Perryville First County Seat of Perry County
In November 1821, the Tennessee General Assembly passed acts directing appointed commissioners to locate the county seat of the 1819-confirmed county of Perry. The appointees selected the community of Midtown to be laid off as a town called and . . . — Map (db m150304) HM

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