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

Wayne County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
Clifton Marker
Tennessee (Wayne County), Clifton — CliftonOccupied River Town
From the fall of Fort Donelson to the war’s end, Clifton experienced significant military activity. It was an important port on the Tennessee River and a primary ferry-crossing between Middle and West Tennessee. During his famous West Tennessee . . . — Map (db m83157) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Clifton — Forrest Crosses Tennessee River“…pushing the horses off the bluff…” — 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 m83158) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Clifton — The Stribling House Museum
Home of T.S. Stribling Author 1933 Pulitzer Prize Winner 1881 - 1965 — Map (db m53561) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Collinwood — Divided LoyaltiesWayne County during the Civil War
The residents of Wayne County supported the Union almost unanimously until the fighting began. After the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the majority in the northern portion of the county shifted their allegiance to the . . . — Map (db m83160) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Collinwood — McGlamery Stand
In frontier language, a stand was an inn or a trading post—sometimes both—usually located on a well traveled route. Such a place was established on the Old Natchez Trace, near here, in 1849 by John McGlamery. Although the stand did not . . . — Map (db m84673) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Collinwood — 3F28 — McGlamery's Stand
In this locality was a tavern and blacksmith shop which served travelers on the Natchez Trace from early 19th century days. Its early proprietor who came here in 1818, is buried in the cemetery to the northeast along with members of his family. — Map (db m83159) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Collinwood — Sunken Trace
This early interstate road building venture produced a snake-infested, mosquito-beset, robber-haunted, Indian-traveled forest path. Lamented by the pious, cussed by the impious, it tried everyone’s strength and patience.      When the trail became . . . — Map (db m84674) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Cypress Inn — State Line
In 1663, King Charles II of England granted the colony of Carolina all the land between 31 and 36 degrees north latitude from the Atlantic Ocean "west in a direct line as far as the South Seas." The separation of North and South Carolina . . . — Map (db m69634) HM WM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — 3F 7 — Army of TennesseeNov. 22 1864
Along this road Cheatham's Corps moved northward via Waynesboro and Mt. Pleasant toward Columbia, in Hood's attempt to intercept and destroy Schofield's force (IV & XXIII Corps) before it could unite at Nashville with Federal forces under Maj. Gen. . . . — Map (db m80315) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Difficult TimesWaynesboro during the Civil War
Wayne County’s residents were divided in sentiment when the Civil War began. Although they had voted more than two to one to remain in the Union, many people who lived in the northern portion, including the county seat of Waynesboro, had strong . . . — Map (db m83161) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Dogwood Mudhole
A mile to the south, the Old Natchez Trace crossed a depression in the flat, dogwood-covered ridge. After heavy rains it became almost impassable for wagons. Its name “Dogwood Mudhole” recalls the ordeals of frontier travel. It shows too . . . — Map (db m84670) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — 3F 17 — Forrest's Raid
At Clifton, 8 miles N., Forrest crossed the river with 1800 cavalry men and 4 guns, on a 200-mile raid into Tennessee. Recrossing there Jan. 1, 1863, he had torn up 3 trunk railroads, taken more Federal prisoners than he had soldiers, taken or . . . — Map (db m146822) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — 3F 29 — Forty Eight Forge
About 1 mile southeast, a water-powered forge was built in 1846 on the banks of Forty-Eight Mile creek. It was owned by the Pointer Brothers, of Waynesboro, and its superintendent was Col. George W. Boyd, who had come here from Virginia in 1808. . . . — Map (db m147152) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Incident at WaynesboroA Case of Friendly Fire
In November 1863, military governor Andrew Johnson ordered Union Maj. John Murphy, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, to take charges of two companies of Union Guards in Nashville. These 200 newly mustered men were from Wayne County and vicinity and were not . . . — Map (db m53557) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — 3F3 — Natchez TraceCrossing the Highway
Crossing the highway here, this famous road followed ancient Indian trails used by the travelers between Natchez and Nashville. It was built in 1801 by Army Engineers. Officially "The Columbian Road", it was for many years the only highway . . . — Map (db m80314) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Sons of Confederate Veterans1896
This Monument erected in honor of the gallant Confederate Soldiers of Wayne County who fought, died and suffered in the War for Southern Independence. 1861-1865 Confederate Units Formed in Wayne County 2nd (Biffle’s) Tenn. Cavalry BTN. . . . — Map (db m53554) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Sweetwater Branch
This small branch receives its name from the clean and fresh, or “sweet”, flavor of its water. Thousands of years of erosion and flooding have gradually built up the fertile bottom lands that you see under cultivation near here. . . . — Map (db m84672) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Wayne County Revolutionary War Veterans
Wayne County Created 1817 from Hickman County Named in honor of “Mad” Anthony Wayne 1745-1796 American Statesman and Major General in the Revolutionary War. This stone is in his honor, and for the . . . — Map (db m53552) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Wayne County World War II Memorial
In honor of those who served and dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice World War II Adams, Homer F. • Alley, Oliver E., Jr. • Boyd, Alvin W. • Boyd, Willard • Bunch, Robert L. • Carter, Harvel C. • Collins, Marvin B. • . . . — Map (db m53551) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — 3F 30 — Wayne Furnace
About 70 yards south, on Furnace Branch of Forty-Eight Creek, a cold-blast charcoal furnace was built in 1835. Using brown hematite ore from orebanks within 200 yards of the site, it was remodeled several times during its life, attaining a maximum . . . — Map (db m147151) HM
Tennessee (Wayne County), Waynesboro — Waynesboro Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument
In honor of those who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Erected by th Family Readiness Group of Detachment 1 Battery B 2nd Battalion 115th Field Artillery Waynesboro, Tennessee Gary Allen Anderson . . . — Map (db m53556) WM

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