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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hickman County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Hickman 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 Hickman County, TN (18) Dickson County, TN (36) Humphreys County, TN (47) Lewis County, TN (13) Maury County, TN (123) Perry County, TN (8) Williamson County, TN (400)  HickmanCounty(18) Hickman County (18)  DicksonCounty(36) Dickson County (36)  HumphreysCounty(47) Humphreys County (47)  LewisCounty(13) Lewis County (13)  MauryCounty(123) Maury County (123)  PerryCounty(8) Perry County (8)  WilliamsonCounty(400) Williamson County (400)
Centerville is the county seat for Hickman County
Adjacent to Hickman County, Tennessee
      Dickson County (36)  
      Humphreys County (47)  
      Lewis County (13)  
      Maury County (123)  
      Perry County (8)  
      Williamson County (400)  
 
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1Tennessee (Hickman County), Bon Aqua — 3D 60 — Bon Aqua Springs
In 1837 William Locke Weems discovered the mineral springs around which a resort flourished for over a century. Among the historical events which occurred here was the establishment of the Bar Association of Tennessee on July 4. 1882. The . . . Map (db m155761) HM
2Tennessee (Hickman County), Bon Aqua — Major Philip Van Horn Weems, CSA / Capture of Major Dick McCann, CSA
(side 1) Major Philip Van Horn Weems, CSA Born Nov. 6. 1837, Philip Van Horn Weems owned this property known as Weems's Springs prior to the Civil War. In May 1861, he enlisted in the Hickman Guards, later Co. H, 11th Regt. TN, . . . Map (db m155770) HM
3Tennessee (Hickman County), Centerville — 3D 31 — Coble Pottery
Five miles south, on Sulphur Creek, Adam Coble, a pioneer, established a pottery in 1823 It operated successfully until 1861, when the War between the States forced its closing.Map (db m156531) HM
4Tennessee (Hickman County), Centerville — 3D 10 — Edwin Hickman
This pioneer is buried under an ancient poplar 400 yds. S.E. While returning to the Cumberland Settlements from a surveying trip, with James Robertson, Robert Weakley, J. Smith, Richard Shaffer and John Garner, he was killed by Indians from ambush . . . Map (db m156537) HM
5Tennessee (Hickman County), Centerville — Hickman County CourthouseA Brick Fortress
In 1864, the Hickman County Courthouse and Centerville's business district around the public square became a burned-out war zone. Confederate Col. Jacob B. "Jake" Biffle pursued Col. John Murphy's 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry for two days from . . . Map (db m99020) HM
6Tennessee (Hickman County), Centerville — Hickman County Veterans Memorial
Center tablet: In honor of the men of Hickman County who gave the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country Lord, remember me when you come as king. Jesus said this day you will be with me in paradise. Luke 24: . . . Map (db m156533) WM
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7Tennessee (Hickman County), Hohenwald — 3 F 16 — Hickman County / Lewis County
Hickman County Established 1807: named in honor of Edwin Hickman Long Hunter and gallant explorer who was killed by Indians near the present site of Centerville in 1791. Lewis County Established 1843; named in honor of . . . Map (db m168647) HM
8Tennessee (Hickman County), Nunnelly — 3D 63 — Beth Slater Whitson1879-1930
Goodrich, one mile west, once a furnace town producing pig iron from ore from Nunnelly mines, was the birthplace of Beth Slater Whitson, writer of poems, stories, and songs. Her best known song lyrics were “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” . . . Map (db m156539) HM
9Tennessee (Hickman County), Nunnelly — 3D 24 — First County Seat
Hickman County's first courthouse and jail, hewn log structures, stood on the hill 300 yards away, in the midst of the pioneer of town of Vernon. The Legislative act making Centerville the county seat was passed in 1821 and the courthouse was moved . . . Map (db m156576) HM
10Tennessee (Hickman County), Nunnelly — Grace Baxter Thompson1902 - 1991
An outstanding teacher dedicated to her pupils for 50 years, 30 of which she was the principal of Nunnelly School, retiring in 1972. She was an artist, a poet, a musician, a high school basketball coach of renown, a benefactor to her many needy . . . Map (db m156543) HM
11Tennessee (Hickman County), Nunnelly — The Nunnelly Family Memorial Garden
In 1810 Lawson and Elizabeth Sandles Nunnelly settled in the area that became Vernon, just down the road from this garden. Their family farmed, operated a mining company, and ran a general store on the banks of the Piney River. In 1882 this . . . Map (db m156546) HM
12Tennessee (Hickman County), Only — 3D 75 — Lee & Gould Furnacecirca. 1833
Samuel B. Lee and James Gould built the furnace as part of an ironworks that employed hundreds. They located here due to the proximity of the raw materials needed to produce iron - iron ore, limestone, sand, wood for charcoal to fuel the furnace, . . . Map (db m156577) HM
13Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — Highland Rim Sectionof the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
The old Natchez Trace was a 450-plus-mile footpath that ran through Natchez, Choctaw, and Chickasaw lands. The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail consists of five separate sections for over 60 miles of trail, including some segments of the . . . Map (db m107106) HM
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14Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream
This trail descends to Jackson Falls, a beautifully sculptured cascade that seems ageless. But it isn’t. For thousands of years before the falls existed, Jackson Branch flowed into this high valley, isolated from the Duck River below. Then, in . . . Map (db m84576)
15Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — Natchez Trace ParkwayThings to see from milepost 325 to 444
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Also designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the Parkway encourages travelers to experience historic and scenic . . . Map (db m108199) HM
16Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — Old Trace Walk
Preserved here is a 2,000-foot long section of the original Old Natchez Trace which follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River. A 10-15 minute stroll will take you to the end of the trail and back and provide a change of pace from driving. . . . Map (db m84582) HM
17Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment
The Morrow family farm, visible from this outlook, is an excellent example of agriculture working in harmony with the environment. The Morrow’s, like other conservation farmers, have a strong conservation ethic and a desire to leave improved soil . . . Map (db m84575) HM
18Tennessee (Hickman County), Williamsport — Welcome!The Natchez Trace Parkway
is designed to encourage leisurely exploration of the history and beauty of Old Southwest. Here are a few pointers to make your trip more enjoyable. Here are a few pointers to make your trip more enjoyable. Regulations and Safety Obey . . . Map (db m107105) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022