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Dyer County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
Dyer County in the War Marker
Tennessee (Dyer County), Dyersburg — Dyer County in the WarA Scoured Countryside
At least fifteen Confederate companies were formed in Dyer County, including Capt. Otho F. Strahl’s Co. K, 4th Tennessee Infantry, and Capt. Tyree H. Bell’s Co. B, 12th Tennessee Infantry. Both men rose to the rank of brigadier general. Strahl was . . . — Map (db m74634) HM
Tennessee (Dyer County), Dyersburg — Mrs. Rosa M. ParksMother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005). She was tired; her feet ached. The year was 1955 in the month of December when this seamstress was returning home on the Cleveland Street bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was ordered to give up her seat to . . . — Map (db m63172) HM
Tennessee (Dyer County), Dyersburg — 4B 10 — Otho French Strahl
Born in Ohio, he came to Dyersburg and practiced law before secession. In 1861 he raised here a company of the 4th Tenn. Infantry for the Confederacy. Winning successive promotion to the grade of brigadier general, he was killed leading his brigade . . . — Map (db m63174) HM
Tennessee (Dyer County), Fowlkes — 4 B 19 — William Nash
About five miles southeast, in the family cemetery, is buried this veteran of the Revolutionary War. Born in Botetourt Co., Va., in 1763, he later moved to Guilford County, N.C., where he enlisted at the age of 18, serving under Generals Gates, . . . — Map (db m56290) HM
Tennessee (Dyer County), Trimble — Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza
Southern Battle Flag St. Andrews Cross emblazons blue Across a blood-red field, Adorned by stars of purest white; Our Southern battle shield. fly, dear flag, o'er heroes brave Both living and departed; Steadfast to the Southern Cause Our . . . — Map (db m81520) HM

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