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Historical Markers in Lauderdale County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, TN (16) Crockett County, TN (8) Dyer County, TN (6) Haywood County, TN (46) Tipton County, TN (31) Mississippi County, AR (42)  LauderdaleCounty(16) Lauderdale County (16)  CrockettCounty(8) Crockett County (8)  DyerCounty(6) Dyer County (6)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  TiptonCounty(31) Tipton County (31)  MississippiCountyArkansas(42) Mississippi County (42)
Ripley is the county seat for Lauderdale County
Adjacent to Lauderdale County, Tennessee
      Crockett County (8)  
      Dyer County (6)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Tipton County (31)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (42)  
 
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1Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Halls — 4B3 — Dyer County / Lauderdale County
(obverse) Dyer County Established 1823; named in honor of Colonel Robert Henry Dyer who served valiantly under General Andrew Jackson in the Natchez Expedition, the Creek War, War of 1812, - including the decisive . . . Map (db m55946) HM
2Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Halls — 4E 113 — Dyersburg Army AirfieldHalls, Tennessee
The airfield located one half mile east of here was in operation from 1942 to 1945. Thousands of airmen took their last statewide training here before going into combat overseas. Training received here in flying B-17 Flying Fortresses played a key . . . Map (db m36732) HM
3Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Halls — 4E 14 — Key Corner
About 4 miles west on Forked Deer River, Henry Rutherford, North Carolina surveyor, chose a spot as the point of origin for his surveys of the Western District in 1785. To identify the "key corner" he carved his initials and surveyor's mark on a . . . Map (db m36731) HM
4Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — 4E 71 — Alex Haley's Boyhood Home
Will Palmer, a prominent Henning businessman, built this house in 1918-19, Palmer's grandson Alex Haley lived here from 1921 to 1929 and later spent many summers with his grand-parents. It was on the porch that he heard the stories told by his . . . Map (db m35691) HM
5Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Confederate Sharpshooters
From several high elevations overlooking the fort, Confederate sharpshooters were able to fire upon any Union soldiers who showed themselves above the walls. Many of the Union officers, including the commander, Major Booth, were picked off by the . . . Map (db m36871) HM
6Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Confederate Water Batteries
The earthen structure nearby, ¾ mile in length, was constructed by the Confederates by order of General Gideon Pillow in July, 1861. Designed to hold 40 artillery pieces, the water batteries were the major works which prevented the passage of Union . . . Map (db m36870) HM
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7Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Earthworks Over River Batteries
These earthworks protected the river batteries from attack by land. It is likely that these works were constructed by the Confederates during 1861 or 1862, although there is some evidence that they were constructed by Union forces during 1863.Map (db m36819) HM
8Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — 4E 22 — Fort PillowApril 12, 1864
Federal forces captured this important Confederate work, 18 miles west, in 1862. To end depredations committed by the Federal garrison, Forrest, with a force from his Confederate Cavalry Corps, attacked and captured the fort. Of the garrison of 551 . . . Map (db m43263) HM
9Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — General N.B. Forrest's Command Position
General Forrest positioned himself in the area of the Inner Breastworks when he arrived on the morning of April 12, 1864. From here he could observe the Union fort which was visible from this point at the time of the Civil War.Map (db m36751) HM
10Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Inner BreastworksFort Pillow, 1862
This second line of breastworks is located between the long line of outer breastworks and the Union fort. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard ordered the construction of the inner breastworks because the outer breastworks were too long for the . . . Map (db m36750) HM
11Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Outer BreastworksFort Pillow, 1861
The Confederates constructed this fortification, 3 ½ miles in length, with ends terminating at the river bluff, as protection against an attack by land. The Outer Breastworks were designed by General Leonidas Polk and built by Captain . . . Map (db m36737) HM
12Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Outer BreastworksFort Pillow, 1861
The Confederates constructed this fortification, 3 ½ miles in length, with ends terminating at the river bluff, as protection against an attack by land. The Outer Breastworks were designed by General Leonidas Polk and built by Captain . . . Map (db m36872) HM
13Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts
Several days before the battle the Union brought two 10 pound Parrotts to Fort Pillow. These pieces were placed outside the fort at the beginning of the battle, but were soon moved inside the fort where wooden platforms were hastily erected adjacent . . . Map (db m36817) HM
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14Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers
At the time of the Battle of Fort Pillow, these two northern embrasures or openings in the parapet were fortified with 12 pound howitzers. This type of artillery was extremely effective in hilly country such as is found around Fort Pillow. During . . . Map (db m36766) HM
15Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Henning — Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles
At the right of the Battery of Fort Pillow these two middle embrasures or openings in the parapet were fortified with two 6 pounder rifles. These were manned by members of Battery D, 2nd U.S. Light Artillery (colored). During the final assault on . . . Map (db m36814) HM
16Tennessee (Lauderdale County), Ripley — Lauderdale County CourthouseErected 1936 — County Established November 24, 1835 —
This, Lauderdale County's fourth courthouse, was built in 1936 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The first courthouse, a small temporary log structure was built in 1836 and sat on the corner on Ashport- Ripley . . . Map (db m200713) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022