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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Madison County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Madison 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 Madison County, TN (100) Carroll County, TN (31) Chester County, TN (11) Crockett County, TN (8) Gibson County, TN (40) Hardeman County, TN (19) Haywood County, TN (46) Henderson County, TN (106)  MadisonCounty(100) Madison County (100)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  ChesterCounty(11) Chester County (11)  CrockettCounty(8) Crockett County (8)  GibsonCounty(40) Gibson County (40)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  HendersonCounty(106) Henderson County (106)
Jackson is the county seat for Madison County
Adjacent to Madison County, Tennessee
      Carroll County (31)  
      Chester County (11)  
      Crockett County (8)  
      Gibson County (40)  
      Hardeman County (19)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Henderson County (106)  
 
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1Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — 7th Tennessee Cavalry Memorial
Confederate States of America This monument is dedicated to the memory of the gallant men of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., commanded by Col. William H. Jackson, and to these men of the 7th who fell September 1, 1862, at the Battle of . . . Map (db m194038) WM
2Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Battle of Britton Lane — An Unexpected Clash
In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price ordered Gen. Frank C. Armstrong to conduct a raid with his 2,000-man cavalry brigade to determine the strength and location of Union forces in West Tennessee. The raiders left Guntown, Mississippi, on . . . Map (db m82228) HM
3Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — 4D 35 — Battle of Britton's Lane — September 1, 1862
Ordered to raid north from Mississippi by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Army of the West, thus to prevent U.S. Grant's reinforcing Buell in Tennessee, Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade here struck Col. Elias S. Dennis' . . . Map (db m82229) HM
4Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Britton Lane — Confederate Soldiers
. . . Map (db m69876) HM WM
5Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Britton Lane Union Monument
USA Dedicated to the Federal soldiers that fought upon this sacred ground with courage and honor on September 1st, 1862, forever known as the Battle of Britton's Lane. The following Union units participated in this battle. 20th Illinois . . . Map (db m194037) WM
6Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Danes — 1861-1865
On 15 May 1861, one hundred and forty six men swore allegiance to the South. This unit became known as Co. K, 6th Tenn. Inf. Reg., C.S.A. "The Denmark Danes". Only forty of the original company survived the four long years of war. These men . . . Map (db m74849) HM WM
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7Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Danes
May 5, 1861 One hundred four young men of the town formed the Denmark Danes, they became part of the 6th Tennessee Regiment, Company K. The ladies of the town had made very nice uniforms from cloth furnished by the citizens. They wore gray flannel . . . Map (db m194044) HM
8Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Presbyterian Church — Wartime House of Worship
This church, built by slaves in 1854, played a significant role in Madison County’s Civil War experiences. In April 1861, days after the firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 104 local men formed a company called The Danes, later part of the 6th . . . Map (db m74848) HM
9Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Presbyterian Church
Organized 1821 Built 1854 Marked by John Madison Chapter National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century 2015Map (db m194042) HM
10Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Earliest grave 1824 Marked by John Madison Chapter National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century 2015Map (db m194047) HM
11Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Denmark Presbyterian Church Mulberry Grove
August 31, 1862 The 20th and 30th Illinois Infantry camped in the mulberry trees behind the Denmark Presbyterian Church. Denmark was the fairly large town and was a major shopping point for the armies. September 1, 1862 30th Illinois . . . Map (db m74850) HM
12Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes
April 6, 1862 Billy Caldwell, a redheaded fellow, was killed at Shiloh. He was the flag bearer for Denmark Danes. He died with the flag in his hand. The flag was shot to shreds and the staff that held it was hit twenty six times. The flag . . . Map (db m74851) HM
13Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — 4D 1 — Haywood County / Madison County
Haywood County Established 1823: named in honor of Judge John Haywood Judge on the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals, 1816 26; Known as The Father of Tenn- essee History". Madison County Established 1821; named in . . . Map (db m194057) HM
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14Tennessee (Madison County), Denmark — On June 6, 1862
On June 6, 1862, Union General Jeremiah Sullivan was ordered to Jackson to secure the region for the North and establish a base of operations to support Union forces in a southward advance. After marching his troops into the city, General Sullivan's . . . Map (db m194041) HM
15Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 107 East Lafayette — – Circa 1850 –
Built as a general merchandise store. 1888 W. A. Caldwell purchased the building, 1928 sold the building to H. C. Bryant. Except for a brief closing because of fire the building housed goods for sale, everything from pots and pans, . . . Map (db m194020) HM
16Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 109 E. Lafayette — – Circa 1840 –
This structure was built to house a General Store in the 1840's. The building suffered some damage due to fire, weather and war. Several times it had to be brought back from despair. 1892 - Woods-Moss General Store Also housed Vaden . . . Map (db m194019) HM
17Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 110 N. Liberty — – Circa 1840 –
Started off as a grocery/general merchandise store, was one of many raided during the 1860's, it never closed – sold in 1880's. 1880-1900's the Felsenthals operated as “wholesalers-retailers of fine wine, liquor and cigars” in this . . . Map (db m193995) HM
18Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 111 E. Lafayette — – Circa 1845 –
In 1845 the R.H. Anderson family opened a three-story general store, first to sell gas cook stoves and indoor toilets 1900 - Gooch-Endenton Hardware 1930-1960's Black & White/ Shainberg's Dept. Store 1958 - Fire destroyed 3rd floor . . . Map (db m194025) HM
19Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 113 E. Lafayette — – Circa 1840 –
Like the other buildings on E. Lafayette 113 housed a business on the ground floor with apartments or sleeping rooms on the second floor Some of the businesses located here over the years: 1890 - Joseph Smith Salon 1910 - The Toggery Dry . . . Map (db m194024) HM
20Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 115 E. Lafayette — – Circa 1840 –
In the early years 115 E. Lafayette housed grocery stores like J.A. Thompson (1880's) 1916 - Carnahan Bros. Dry Goods 1923 - Moore Style Shop where ladies purchased their beautiful Sunday hats 1935 - C.N. Whitlow Clothing Store. 1947 - . . . Map (db m194022) HM
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21Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 117 N. Liberty — – Circa 1850's –
First to occupy this building was I. Rosenthal's Saloon and pool hall. 1894 Bond's Shoe Co., then in 1906 H. Pinkston and T.H. Scruggs opened a drug store. After hours the back room was the site for many a crap throw and game supper. . . . Map (db m193983) HM
22Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 117-119 E. Lafayette — – Circa 1840's –
Opened as a general merchandise store, burned and rebuilt in the 1870's. In 1877 White & Co. sold plows, beaver hats and fine china. 1884 - Jackson's first telephone company was housed on the 2nd floor, 1900 a bowling alley was at 119, . . . Map (db m194003) HM
23Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 208 N. Liberty — – Circa 1870 –
In the 1870's H.W. White opened his cotton office. Many a bale of cotton was stacked in front of the building waiting to be shipped down the Forked Deer River. 1895 - Wisdom-Duke Store 1900 - Jackson Produce, dealers in wool, fur, . . . Map (db m193984) HM
24Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 209 E. Main — – Circa 1830 –
1880's - Hayes Brown and Co. 1890 - Haas Newsstand 1902 - Victoria Pool & Billiard Hall 1912 - Jackson Book and Stationary From the 1920's there were assorted businesses. Furniture stores - Rose in the 1950's Rainey's in the 1960's . . . Map (db m193959) HM
25Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 209-217 N. Church — – Circa 1860's –
1869-1880's Feed and seed store. 1887 Jackson Steam Laundry occupied 215-217. T.F. Miller, tailor was in 213, he and his family lived upstairs 1905 the area was cleared and 4 buildings were built. 1908 Jackson Floral Company occupied 209, . . . Map (db m193988) HM
26Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 212 E. Main — – Circa 1830 –
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27Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 213 E. Main — – Circa 1840 –
1890's-Loeb's Meat Market (with home delivery) 1904 - Alhambra Restaurant 1935 - Hotchkiss Jewelry Pearlois Beauty Shop 1952 - Perel-Lowenstein Jewelry 1960's - American Federal Savings & Loan 1990's - J. R. High CPA In 2009 . . . Map (db m193957) HM
28Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 214 E. Main — – Circa 1840 –
Like many of the buildings downtown there were offices, apartments or sleeping rooms on the second floor 1880`s - Belle Meade Meat Market 1910 - America Express Co. 1930 - Firestone Auto Store 1952 - Jaco's Now the place for Body Art . . . Map (db m193963) HM
29Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 215 E. Baltimore — – Circa 1900's –
The first occupant was a floral shop in 1912 1915 home of 333 Tire and Battery Shop 1975 Floyd's Schwinn Cyclery 1980's Hot L Baltimore Pool Hall 1985 Dixie CastleMap (db m193972) HM
30Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 215 E. Main — – Circa 1840 –
At this location there have been law offices, insurance agents 1890 - Jackson Daily Sun 1910 - Anderson Fruit Market 1950's Perele & Lowenstein Jewelry 1990's Balfour Co. (Did you get your class ring here?) Taylor Publishing Fires and . . . Map (db m193956) HM
31Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 216 E. Main — – Circa 1840 –
1890's - Lyerla's Bookstore. 1920's - Southern Drug Store. 1950's - Haynes-Weaver with Sweat Battery Shop in back. 1960's - James Shoe Hospital with Hughie Ragan's Law Office in back. 2003 - The winds blew, bruised but still standing . . . Map (db m193966) HM
32Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 217 East Main
1870's – R. H. Ramsey Grocery. 1900 – Walker Coffee Company. 1923 – B. D. Snider Jewelery, J.R. Murphy Grinder. 217 1/2 W. A. Andrews. 1929 – Chesterfield Market. 1937-1950's – Eagle Market. 1963 – Pettigrew Furniture. 1971 – Ed New Realty, Duke New . . . Map (db m193954) HM
33Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 218 East Main — – Built 1896 –
1896 Moffit's Meat Market opened providing home delivery for families of Jackson. 1923 - City Meat Market. 1927 - Vineyards Florist. 1935 - Nolen's Kiddie Shop. 1950's - Jaco's. 2003 - Mother Nature set forth her fury, severely damaging . . . Map (db m193971) HM
34Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 312-320 E. Lafayette
1920's • 314 Rose Furniture Co. Later 1920's Kirby Jones Furniture 1940's • 312 Maurice Bldg. Upstairs West Tennessee Business College, Jackson Adjustment Bureau, Tennessee Childrens Home Office, H. M. Owen General Contractor, J.P. . . . Map (db m193990) HM
35Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 316-318 E. Lafayette
1947 312-314 Nowell & Usery Furniture 316-318 Jackson Bowling Lanes 1950 316-318 Dixie Bowling Lanes Later in 1950 Kisber's ExpandedMap (db m193993) HM
36Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 62 — 61st US Colored Infantry Regiment — June 1862
In June 1862 the Union Army established a headquarters in Jackson. The provost marshal's office located at the court house was the recruiting station for the Union Army. In May 1863, during the Civil War, over 100 African American men from Madison . . . Map (db m194031) HM
37Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 22 — Adam Huntsman
Coming to Tennessee from his native Virginia about 1807, he was a prominent figure for five terms in the State Senate between 1815 and 1829. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1834, and defeated David Crockett for Congress in 1835. . . . Map (db m200255) HM
38Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Andersons & Claytons Memorial
Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1878 - 1939 Benefactor Of Medicine and Mankind Born in Jackson at 111 E. Orleans St. Banker with Peoples Savings Bank Founding Partner of Anderson, Clayton & Co. in 1904. Opened Anderson, Clayton's . . . Map (db m66755) HM
39Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Austin Raymond Merry — 1854 - 1920
When the Jackson school system organized in 1879, the first black educator and principal hired was Austin Raymond Merry. Professor Merry pioneered the development of the first school for African Americans in Madison County. He established the South . . . Map (db m67002) HM
40Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Battle of Salem Cemetery — Surprise Attack — Forrest's Second Tennessee Raid —
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1962-Jan 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Forrest . . . Map (db m62189) HM
41Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Bemis United Methodist Church
Built by J. M. Bemis, Boston, MA. Founder of the Bemis Cotton Mill Design - Old English architecture Built of materials shipped from Boston Dedicated as a Union church April 19, 1908 J. B. Young, first manager of Bemis Mill, served as . . . Map (db m156583) HM
42Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Bemis United Methodist Parsonage
Built by J.M. Bemis, founder of Bemis Brothers Bag Company as a home for the first manager of the mill, J.B. Young. This home was occupied by members of the Young family until 1961, when it was given to the Methodist Conference to be . . . Map (db m194034) HM
43Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Bond-Horton Building — 211 East Baltimore — Circa 1880 —
Building constructed in 1880 by Chester G. Bond, Attorney at Law. From 1880-1990 many an attorney owe their careers to the guidance given them at this location. The attorneys shared the space for a few years with insurance agents who took their lead . . . Map (db m193973) HM
44Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 37 — Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923
William E. Butler, who served as Surgeon-General to Andrew Jackson in New Orleans, owned a race track located on this block. Jackson and his wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson, attended races here in 1825. In 1843 Dr. Butler donated the site for a school . . . Map (db m61153) HM
45Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 34 — Camp Beauregard
Among the Confederate units activated and trained in the staging area which stood here were the 6th Tenn. Infantry (Stephens), 9th Tenn. Infantry (Douglass), 12th Tenn. Infantry (Russell), 13th Tenn. Infantry (Wright), and 15th Tenn. Infantry . . . Map (db m61157) HM
46Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 46 — Campbell's Levee Bridge
(obverse) The Campbell's Levee Bridge, built by the Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana, in 1920-21 for the Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works, once spanned this stream. This bridge was located on the important . . . Map (db m61163) HM
47Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 54 — Carl Lee Perkins — 1932-1998
Called the "Rockabilly King" and a "Rock 'n' Roll architect", singer-songwriter Carl Perkins was born in Lake County on April 9, 1932. In 1955, he wrote and recorded the celebrated rock 'n' roll classic, "Blue Suede Shoes." A powerful artist, he . . . Map (db m82245) HM
48Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — City Place — – Circa 1858 –
One of Jackson's oldest buildings. Occupied before the Civil War, it was a hardware store for 35 years. S. S. Kresge operated a “five and dime” store here from 1929 to the late 1950's.Map (db m193982) HM
49Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 39 — Cotton Grove
In 1819 several families formed the first settlement in what was to be known as Madison County 2.1 miles west on the Cotton Grove Road. Said road was ordered built this same year. In 1821 the first cotton in the county was grown here. A post office . . . Map (db m61202) HM
50Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — David Crockett
. . . Map (db m87533) HM
51Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Elite Building — 114 S. Liberty — Circa 1896 —
1896 - O. P. Stovall Dry Goods, offices and sleeping rooms. 1905 - Baum Bros. Cigars and Pool Hall. 1929 Elite Theater, upstairs. Smith's Business College. 1948 - Met Theater. 1950-1990's - various loan companies.Map (db m193976) HM
52Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — F.E. Anderson & Co. Cotton Yard — – Circa 1890 –
At this location Frank Ervin Anderson began what was to become the largest cotton trading company in the world, Anderson, Clayton & Co. Frank, his brother-in-law Will Clayton and later his brother M. D. Anderson began their new partnership at . . . Map (db m194021) HM
53Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 51 — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1823, is Jackson's oldest church. The first church edifice was built in 1832 at Main and Church Street, remaining there for 120 years. In 1952, the church moved to this site. Know as Willow Banks, it . . . Map (db m51257) HM
54Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 56 — First United Methodist Church
In 1826, the Reverend Thomas Neely organized Jackson's First Methodist Church. Its first house of worship was built in 1831 on the southeast corner of Church and Chester Streets. During the Civil War, Union forces used the church's 1851 edifice as a . . . Map (db m51371) HM
55Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Former Site of Merry High School
Named in 1922 for its first principal, Austin Raymond Merry, (1856-1921) who pioneered its development from the elementary level and operated over three years, at the beginning, without cost to the city. It was moved from Church Street to this . . . Map (db m202173) HM
56Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — General Ulysses S. Grant
Headquarters in 1862 for General Grant until skirmishes in the area led his troops to the Battle of Shiloh.Map (db m66399) HM
57Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 65 — Gil Scott-Heron "Godfather of Rap"
Born in Chicago in 1949.Gil Scott-Heron moved to Jackson in 1950, which remained his home until he was thirteen years old. In 1962, he was one of three African Americans to desegregate Tigrett Junior High School. That same year, he moved to New York . . . Map (db m210467) HM
58Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Greyhound Bus Station — 407 East Main — 1938 —
The original Bus station was located at the corner at Chester and Market (Highland) where the Federal Court House is now. In 1938 the Hubert Owens Const. Co. was hired to build the current bus terminal. Many a person has boarded the bus at this . . . Map (db m193953) HM
59Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 55 — Historic Bemis
Side 1 Founded in 1900 by Judson Moss Bemis, president of Bemis Brothers Bag Company. Bemis was a cotton mill town, planned by Albert Farwell Bemis and renowned architects Andrew Hepburn and Arthur Shurcliff. A self-contained town, Bemis . . . Map (db m82246) HM
60Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Holland's Building — Circa 1880's
1888 Home of Jackson Banking Co., Hollands, on the upper floors tailors, dressmakers, offices and apartments. 1920's - the Paramount Club was on the 3rd floor 1947-1973 Holland's expanded, occupying the 1st floor and basement. Rental . . . Map (db m194001) HM
61Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 32 — Home of Casey Jones
This is the house where John Luther Jones was living, at the time of his death at the throttle of his engine, “Old 382”, at Vaughan, Miss., April 30, 1900. A folk song has immortalized his name. "All the switchmen knew by the . . . Map (db m52571) HM
62Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Illinois Central Railroad Division Office
This building was constructed by the Illinois Central Railroad circa 1920. It was used as their division headquarters, and as a communications center for the adjacent yards. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m194033) HM
63Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — In Memory Of Merry Boy — 1925 - 1958 — A Great Tennessee Walking Horse —
Sire of World Grand Champion Black Angel Sire of World Grand Champion Merry Go Boy Merry Go Boy was eight times World Champion and two times World Grand Champion Sire of Merry Walker The Dam Of two World Grand Champions, Go Boy's Shadow and . . . Map (db m57230) HM
64Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Jackson — Railroad Gateway to Deep South — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
(In Yellow) 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 m70959) HM
65Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 19 — Jackson Spoke Here
Here in a grove, Oct. 8, 1840, Andrew Jackson spoke before about 10,000 enthusiastic listeners. Accompanied by James K. Polk and Felix Grundy, he was honor guest at a barbecue. Veterans of the War of 1812, welcomed him upon his second visit.Map (db m51373) HM
66Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Jackson's First Free Library
Built by grant from Andrew CarnegieMap (db m168808) HM
67Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 44 — John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
"Sonny Boy" Williamson (1914 - 1948), the music innovator responsible for the acceptance of the harmonica as an authentic blues tool, is buried in old Blair's Chapel CME Cemetery, 5 miles southwest. The most influential blues harmonica player of his . . . Map (db m51375) HM
68Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 21 — John Luther Jones
Born, ~1864, in Missouri, he spent his youth in Cayce, Ky., whence the nickname, "Casey". An engineer on the Illinois Central RR, he was killed in a wreck at Vaughan, Miss., Apr. 29, 1900. He is buried here. The folksong originally sung by Wallace . . . Map (db m51268) HM
69Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 11 — John Murrell
8 mi. S. lived the notorious bandit and outlaw, born 1804 in Williamson Co. Leader of the “Mystic Clan”, he fomented slave insurrections and terrorized the lower Mississippi valley for years. He died at Pikeville in 1844 after serving a . . . Map (db m53145) HM
70Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Jones' Anglewood — Established in 1924
(obverse) Home of William Norwood and Bessie Mae Jones This marker is dedicated in special honor and memory of Mary Ruth daughter and sister 1924 to 2003, who had special love for this home living here until her death. Also . . . Map (db m66001)
71Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 30 — Lambuth College
Chartered in 1843 as the Memphis Conference Female Institute by the Memphis Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, its first president was Dr.Lorenzo Lea. It became coeducational and received its present name in 1923. shortly thereafter it moved to . . . Map (db m52296) HM
72Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 31 — Lane College
Founded, 1882, by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America, as a high school, under direction of Bishop Isaac Lane, with his daughter as principal. It became Lane Institute in 1883. Its first president, Rev. T. F. Saunders, served from 1887 . . . Map (db m61158) HM
73Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Large Oak Tree — Battle of Salem Cemetery — CSA: 1861-1865 —
It was at this point on December 19, 1862, that Colonel Engelmann (US) ambushed a column of Forrest's Cavalry (CS). They were forced to retreat out of rifle range after suffering a substantial loss. Their artillery was brought up and shelled the . . . Map (db m82206) HM
74Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Lynching in America / Lynching in Madison County — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of African Americans were victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between the Civil War and World War II. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism . . . Map (db m168751) HM
75Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 63 — Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith
Born circa 1924 in Jackson, Tennessee, "Big Maybelle" became a powerful Rhythm & Blues Singer. With her emotive delivery, and as one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s, she served as an essential link between raucous 1950s R&B and the soul . . . Map (db m137020) HM
76Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Madison County Confederate Monument
(North face) To the Confederate dead of Madison Co. (West face) Federal records show they had from first to last two million six hundred thousand men in service, while the Confederates all told had but little over six hundred . . . Map (db m169333) WM
77Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Madison County Memorial Flame
This flame dedicated to veterans of all wars who paid the supreme sacrificeMap (db m168929) WM
78Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Madison County World War I Memorial Fountain
(Side 1) This fountain is erected by the surgical dressings workers of the World War in admiration of the living and to honor the dead who answered their country's call. 1917-1918 Rosa Mercer Armstrong • Emma Collins Blackard • . . . Map (db m168781) WM
79Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 43 — Merry High School
With the addition of the twelfth grade in 1922 the South Jackson School on Church Street, the city's only secondary school for black youth, was renamed Merry High School in honor of Austin Raymond Merry (1856-1921), the principal who had pioneered . . . Map (db m61159) HM
80Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 60 — Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company
(obverse) Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 Monroe Dunaway Anderson is known as the “father” of the Texas Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was born 29 June 1873 on McNairy Hill at . . . Map (db m62202) HM
81Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 40 — Mother Liberty CME Church
On December 15, 1870, in Jackson, the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The first official CME Church, "Mother Liberty," which stood one block west, was . . . Map (db m158684) HM
82Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Occupation of Jackson — The Union Army in West Tennessee
Confederate troops evacuated Jackson on June 7, 1862, after devastating defeats at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. In the afternoon, the 78th Ohio and 30th Illinois Infantry under Union Gen. John McClernand occupied the town. The 700 Federals seized . . . Map (db m155290) HM
83Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4 D 18 — Port Jackson
Three-quarters of a mile southeast, on the bank of the Forked Deer River was the little river port of Jackson, at first called Alexandria, from which cotton was shipped on flat-boats and small steamboats to Memphis and New Orleans during the early . . . Map (db m61178) HM
84Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes
Ellis Truett and the Late J. Harry Smith had these concrete busts made about 1954-55. Memphis Concrete Products produced them from molds made by the Memphis Academy of Arts. They weigh 550 lbs. for the male and 500 for the female. Named Chief . . . Map (db m106573) HM
85Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 33 — Riverside Cemetery
Established in 1830, many of the region's pioneers are buried here. Included are veterans of all wars from the Revolution to World War II. In two sections lie unnamed Confederate soldiers who participated in the defense of Jackson during the War . . . Map (db m51962) HM
86Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Seven Pillars
Dr. Melvin Wright once said while agreeing to help build the Sculpture Bethel, located less than a mile west of this site, "The Black man was left out of the last hundred years of Jackson's history. We will not be left out of the next hundred!" He . . . Map (db m175641) HM
87Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 50 — Skirmish At Carroll Station — December 19, 1862
Here on a bitterly cold morning of December 19,1862, while General N.B. Forrest (C.S.A.) fought at Salem Cemetery seven miles southeast, Colonel G.G. Dibrell's 8th Tennessee Cavalry regiment was sent to interrupt Federal reinforcement from the . . . Map (db m36394) HM
88Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Organized July 23rd, 1832 One of the oldest Episcopal churches in West TennesseeMap (db m168795) HM
89Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 47 — The Battle of Salem Cemetery
Here on December 19,1862, Confederate forces under the command of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest fought Union forces commanded by Colonel Adolph Engelmann. After a cavalry charge was repulsed, the Confederate artillery forced the retreat of the Federals, . . . Map (db m62188) HM
90Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 42 — The Electro Chalybeate Well
Thousands visited this artesian well in the early 1900s to drink its mineral water believed to cure stomach, liver and kidney ailments. It and the adjacent Water Plant, built in 1885, were part of 54 acre Lancaster Park which also included a zoo, a . . . Map (db m51374) HM
91Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — The Jackson Memorial Carillon and Carillon Tower at First Presbyterian Church
Conceived by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Pigford, the Jackson Memorial Carillon was erected by members of the First Presbyterian Church and citizens of Jackson and Madison County in honor of those who served their country in the two world conflicts, . . . Map (db m168911) HM WM
92Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — This Log Cabin was from Henderson County
And owned and used by Augustin P. Libscomb and son, Henry C. (Grandparents of Mrs. F.H. Thomas) (1843-1902) 59 years. and F.H. "Feak" Thomas and son, John R. (1902-1973) 71 years Before it was sold to Dr. George Edwards in 1973 Who donated it . . . Map (db m106574) HM
93Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — 4D 52 — Union University
Union University is an heir of West Tennessee College, chartered in 1844; its predecessor, Jackson Male Academy established in 1823: and Union University, a Baptist College at Murfreesboro chartered in 1842. In 1873, the colleges merged in Jackson . . . Map (db m168923) HM
94Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Unknown Sentry Stands Guard
This unknown sentry stands guard over hallow ground in honor to the brave American soldiers who fought and breathed their last in mortal battle Dec. 19, 1862. Sponsored by Salem Cemetery Battlefield Assn. and the family of Civil War vet., Pvt. Smith . . . Map (db m74873) WM
95Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Willow Banks / Chevy Chase
On this site stood Willow Banks, the 1824 home of William H. Stephens, prominent attorney, banker and colonel of the 6th Tennessee Infantry, CSA. A new home on the site, Chevy Chase, was built in 1915 by Clarence Pigford and donated to the First . . . Map (db m168904) HM
96Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — Wm. Holland House
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Wm. Holland House 215 Roland Avenue of Historic PlacesMap (db m200694) HM
97Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — World War I Memorial Fountain
Originally located on the sidewalk near the northeast corner of Courthouse Square, this drinking fountain was made by the J. L. Mott Iron Factory of New York. It was given in 1922 to the citizens of Madison County by the Surgical Dressings Workers . . . Map (db m168779) HM
98Tennessee (Madison County), Medon — 4D 27 — Armstrong's Raid — Aug. 25 - Sept. 3, 1862
Raiding northward out of Mississippi to prevent reinforcement by U.S Grant of Buell's army in Middle Tennessee, Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade passed through LaGrange and Grand Junction, engaged Federal troops at Bolivar and cut the railroad at Toone. . . . Map (db m51346) HM
99Tennessee (Madison County), Pinson — 4D 12 — Pinson Mounds
Built between 1 and 500 A.D. by prehistoric Indians, this complex of over a dozen mounds contains the oldest flat-topped, ceremonial mounds in America. Religious ceremonies were conducted on the tops of these mounds, the tallest of which is over 70 . . . Map (db m52565) HM
100Tennessee (Madison County), Spring Creek — 4 D 17 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 19, 1862
At Spring Creek, Forrest, successful in the first part of his raid, regrouped his small brigade for further raids on Federals to the north. Here the 4th Alabama (Col. Russell), covering his rear, put to rout several companies of Federal cavalry and . . . Map (db m37209) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022