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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gibson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Gibson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Gibson County, TN (40) Carroll County, TN (31) Crockett County, TN (7) Dyer County, TN (6) Madison County, TN (97) Obion County, TN (35) Weakley County, TN (6)  GibsonCounty(40) Gibson County (40)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  CrockettCounty(7) Crockett County (7)  DyerCounty(6) Dyer County (6)  MadisonCounty(97) Madison County (97)  ObionCounty(35) Obion County (35)  WeakleyCounty(6) Weakley County (6)
Trenton is the county seat for Gibson County
Adjacent to Gibson County, Tennessee
      Carroll County (31)  
      Crockett County (7)  
      Dyer County (6)  
      Madison County (97)  
      Obion County (35)  
      Weakley County (6)  
 
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1Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1116 Main Street
This building is home to the Humboldt Fire Department and was built in the early 1950's. This two story building is of brick and block construction. It features two large bays for fire trucks, emergency vehicles and equipment. For many . . . Map (db m194191) HM
2Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1201 Main Street
This two story brick building was constructed circa 1866 by Col. George W. Day. This building housed the town's court rooms in the 1860's and 1870's. It was the home to one of Humboldt's longtime dry goods merchants, the Baum Family. The . . . Map (db m194188) HM
3Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1304 Main Street
This two story brick building was built between 1891 and 1897. It has been home to a variety of businesses over the years. Originally it was the office of the West Tennessee Leader newspaper and printing company. Beginning in the early 1900's . . . Map (db m194192) HM
4Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1306 Main Street
This building was built between 1891 and 1897 and has housed a variety of stores in its history. The exterior has only had minor changes made over the years such as a new door and windows. Some of the businesses that have claimed this as their . . . Map (db m194193) HM
5Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1307-1309 Main Street
This two story brick building was built in two parts. The east side was built first as a one-story building in the mid 1880's, with a second story being added around 1905. The west side was built as a two story building around 1890 to house a . . . Map (db m194187) HM
6Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1310 Main Street
This building was built in the mid 1880's. It is one of a set of four one story brick buildings that were built along the south side of Main Street after the 1881 fire. Originally it was the home of a harness shop. By 1900 a small printing . . . Map (db m194194) HM
7Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1317 Main Street
This building was built between 1887 and 1891 with the first floor housing a grocery store and the upstairs used as office space. In the early 1900's it would become a dry goods and clothing store, then back to a grocery store. Around 1915 the . . . Map (db m194186) HM
8Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1319 Main Street
This building was built in the late 1890's and was home to McFarland Dry Goods. It remained as a clothing store through the 1920's. The original store front was changed sometime before 1930 with a large triple window being added on the 2nd . . . Map (db m194185) HM
9Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1321 Main Street
This two-story building was built in the mid 1880's and housed only 3 businesses as of 2018. It was built by J.J.R. Adams. Adams and a brother came to Humboldt after the Civil War to open a grocery & hardware store. Adams, along with a . . . Map (db m194183) HM
10Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1400 Main Street
This one story building was built in the 1890's and housed a printing office. By 1900, it was divided into three offices with a barber using the Main Street entrance. The other two sections housed a cobbler and doctor's office with entrances . . . Map (db m194201) HM
11Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1401 Main Street
This two-story building is one of the oldest structures in downtown Humboldt. It was built shortly after the Civil War. One of the first occupants was the grocery firm of Waddill & Stobaugh. It survived the 1881 fire that destroyed most of . . . Map (db m194182) HM
12Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1402 Main Street
This one story brick building was built circa 1900 and originally had a tall Victorian style covered porch on the front. It was the home of Hamilton Grocery Company for many years in the early 1900's. Simmons Shoe Store operated in this . . . Map (db m194203) HM
13Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1404-1406 Main Street
This building was built circa 1900 and originally had large glass windows and doors across the front. A variety of businesses have operated in this location over the years. In the early 1900's there was a harness repair shop, grocery store, . . . Map (db m194204) HM
14Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1408 Main Street
This beautiful Art Deco building was built in 1941. “Life Begins for Andy Hardy” was the opening night movie on October 16, 1941. The manager was Wayne Harrington with Elizabeth Cox and Spicer Taylor as its first employees. Originally it had . . . Map (db m194202) HM
15Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 1414 Main Street
This one-story building was built circa 1900. It was first used as a laundry and dry cleaners. In 1905 a bakery was operating at this location. J.A. McAlister, Sr. operated his radio repair store - Humboldt Electric Shop - in this building from . . . Map (db m194205) HM
16Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — Bonds House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Bonds House 1923Map (db m194177) HM
17Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — Depot
This building was built as the freight depot of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad company. Construction began sometime in the late 1800's. It continued to operate as a depot and storage facility for several railroad companies before being sold . . . Map (db m194190) HM
18Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — Dodson House
The Nation Register Tennessee Historical Commission [Illegible] of Historic PlacesMap (db m194176) HM
19Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — Fighting For Humboldt — Raid 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 . . . Map (db m156775) HM
20Tennessee (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
21Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — 4B 15 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 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
22Tennessee (Gibson County), Humboldt — Humboldt Confederate Monument
1861-1865 Erected by Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter No. 926 U.D.C. In memory of our Southern heroes of Gibson Co. Tenn.Map (db m194180) WM
23Tennessee (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
24Tennessee (Gibson County), Kenton — 4B 18 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 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
25Tennessee (Gibson County), Medina — Medina Veterans Memorial
In Memory of these who paid the Supreme Sacrifice "Freedom isn't Free" World War I Claude Barrett • Walter H Knolton • George Brooks Rowlett • Robert E McAdoo Korea Calvin Haney Simons • James Olon Replogle . . . Map (db m156736) WM
26Tennessee (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
27Tennessee (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
28Tennessee (Gibson County), Milan — 4B 36 — Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School — 1926 - 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
29Tennessee (Gibson County), Milan — U.S. Post Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m194266) HM
30Tennessee (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
31Tennessee (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
32Tennessee (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
33Tennessee (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
34Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Female Collegiate Institute — Freed 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
35Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for Trenton — Raid 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
36Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for Trenton — Rifling 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
37Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — Fighting for Trenton — Forrest'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
38Tennessee (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
39Tennessee (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
40Tennessee (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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May. 26, 2022