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By Evans Givan, August 10, 2009
First United Methodist Church and Marker
Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 4B 38 — First United Methodist Church
This church is an example of Gothic Revival Architecture. The exterior of the sanctuary consists of standing buttresses, towers, a copper spire and cross, and pointed arch stained-glass windows. Transept windows were designed and installed by the . . . — Map (db m21545) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 4B 15 — Forrest's RaidDec. 20, 1862
At Humboldt, Starnes' detachment of Forrest's Brigade captured both railroads running into the town, destroyed track, trestles and rolling stock and burned stores and munitions. Meanwhile Forrest, with the commands of Biffle (19th Tenn. Cav.) and . . . — Map (db m81553) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 4B 21 — Samuel Cole Williams
Born on a farm near old south Gibson about 4 miles NE, he spent his boyhood in a house on this site. He attended local public schools and a private school taught by Mrs. Sharp Lannon. Later he practiced law in this city, from 1884 to 1889. A . . . — Map (db m36604) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Kenton — 4B 18 — Forrest's RaidDec. 21, 1862
At Kenton, a detachment of Forrest's Brigade coming North from Rutherford, captured the Federal garrison 250 men including Col Thos.J.Kenney, 122nd Illinois Infantry. They also tore up the five miles of track between the two towns. — Map (db m37212) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Medina — 4B 30 — Mount Zion
Mount Zion Methodist Church was organized in 1832. The grandparents of Samuel Cole Williams, jurist and historian, were among the prominent citizens of Medina, Humboldt, and Old South Gibson who were buried here. Slaves were buried in the northeast . . . — Map (db m51734) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Milan — Gibson County Training School
The historic Training school for Negroes was constructed in 1926 with $2,500 required donations from the Milan Negro citizens, $16,000 of public school funds, and $1,500 from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Tuskegee Institute Principal Booker T. . . . — Map (db m68484) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Milan — 4B 36 — Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School1926 - 1970
Organized in 1926, the Industrial Training School for Negroes was the only training school for Blacks in Gibson County. Later named Gibson County Training School, it was the county's first four-year high school for Blacks. Students came from the . . . — Map (db m81554) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Rutherford — 4B 27 — David Crockett's Last Home
This pioneer finally settled on a farm about 4 1/2 mi. east. Following his last defeat for reelection to Congress, he went to Texas, where he died in the Alamo massacre. This cabin, restored partly from timbers of his original dwelling by . . . — Map (db m81555) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Rutherford — 4B 20 — Rebecca Hawkins Crockett
Born in Maryland and emigrating with her husband to east Tennessee, David Crockett's mother followed her son through several residences in middle Tennessee before coming to live with a daughter about five miles west. At her death she was buried in . . . — Map (db m58766) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Rutherford — Stones River Region Car Club, AACA
The Stones River Region Car Club received a charter from the Antique Automobile Club of America in January, 1973. Search soon began for a permanent meeting place. Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village was under development at the time, and a 1920's-era . . . — Map (db m90662) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — 4B 39 — C.S.A. Camp Trenton
Located 1.4 miles west of this site, Camp Trenton was a Confederate Army training camp in Gibson County. Colonel M. R. Hill's 47th Tennessee Infantry departed from Camp Trenton by train on Sunday, April 6, 1862, and arrived at the Battle of Shiloh . . . — Map (db m58777) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — David Crockett
Pioneer — Statesman — Hero Born August 17, 1786 • Died March 6, 1836 Served three terms in the Congress of the United States while a resident of this county. Emigrated to Texas in 1835, and was killed at the Alamo fighting . . . — Map (db m55211) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Female Collegiate InstituteFreed House
Friendship Lodge No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, founded the Odd Fellows Female Collegiate Institute here in 1852. During the Civil War, Federal troops occupied the building, a two-story brick structure, and used it as a hospital. An . . . — Map (db m74600) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for TrentonRaid on the Depot — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid
(preface) Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862-Jan. 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky and Vicksburg, . . . — Map (db m74603) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for TrentonRifling the Courthouse — Forrest’s First West Tennessee Raid
(Preface): Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862 - Jan. 3, 1863, destroying railroads an severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky and Vicksburg, . . . — Map (db m81556) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for TrentonForrest's Artillery Position — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid
(preface) Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862 - Jan. 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky and Vicksburg, . . . — Map (db m81557) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — 4B 8 — Forrest at Trenton
Advancing along this route from Spring Creek in Madison County, December 20, 1862, part of Forrest's Brigade under his command captured the Federal garrison at Trenton, entrenched around the station on the west side of town. Meanwhile a detachment . . . — Map (db m37210) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Gibson County Confederate Memorial
Erected to the memory of our Confederate Soldiers by the Russell-Hill Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. "Lest We Forget" — Map (db m55245) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — 4B 35 — Gibson County Courthouse
The Gibson County Courthouse, built in 1899, is the fourth one to have occupied this site. The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1824, the year following the organization of the county, a process commenced by David Crockett, who was then . . . — Map (db m55188) HM

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