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Historical Markers in Dyer County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Dyer 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 Dyer County, TN (6) Crockett County, TN (8) Gibson County, TN (40) Lake County, TN (9) Lauderdale County, TN (16) Obion County, TN (35) Mississippi County, AR (46) Pemiscot County, MO (4)  DyerCounty(6) Dyer County (6)  CrockettCounty(8) Crockett County (8)  GibsonCounty(40) Gibson County (40)  LakeCounty(9) Lake County (9)  LauderdaleCounty(16) Lauderdale County (16)  ObionCounty(35) Obion County (35)  MississippiCountyArkansas(46) Mississippi County (46)  PemiscotCountyMissouri(4) Pemiscot County (4)
Dyersburg is the county seat for Dyer County
Adjacent to Dyer County, Tennessee
      Crockett County (8)  
      Gibson County (40)  
      Lake County (9)  
      Lauderdale County (16)  
      Obion County (35)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (46)  
      Pemiscot County, Missouri (4)  
 
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1Tennessee, Dyer County, Dyersburg — Dyer County in the WarA Scoured Countryside
On West Court Street at South Main Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Court Street.
At least fifteen Confederate companies were formed in Dyer County, including Capt. Otho F. Strahl’s Co. K, 4th Tennessee Infantry, and Capt. Tyree H. Bell’s Co. B, 12th Tennessee Infantry. Both men rose to the rank of brigadier general. Strahl was . . . Map (db m74634) HM
2Tennessee, Dyer County, Dyersburg — First United Methodist Church, Dyersburg
On McGaughey Street East (Tennessee Route 104) near North Main Street (Business Route 51), on the left when traveling west.
Robert M. Tarrant held a courthouse revival in 1840. The first church in Dyer Co., First Methodist, grew out of this meeting. A frame church, built 1844, deteriorated from disuse during the Civil War. In 1864 a new structure at Church and . . . Map (db m178846) HM
3Tennessee, Dyer County, Dyersburg — Mrs. Rosa M. ParksMother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
On Bypass U.S. 51 at South Main Avenue (Business Tennessee Route 3), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51Bypass .
Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005). She was tired; her feet ached. The year was 1955 in the month of December when this seamstress was returning home on the Cleveland Street bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was ordered to give up her seat to a . . . Map (db m63172) HM
4Tennessee, Dyer County, Dyersburg — 4B 10 — Otho French Strahl
On East Court Street.
Born in Ohio, he came to Dyersburg and practiced law before secession. In 1861 he raised here a company of the 4th Tenn. Infantry for the Confederacy. Winning successive promotion to the grade of brigadier general, he was killed leading his brigade . . . Map (db m63174) HM
5Tennessee, Dyer County, Fowlkes — 4 B 19 — William Nash
On Old Highway 20 (Tennessee Route 210) at Bonicord Road Extension, on the right when traveling east on Old Highway 20.
About five miles southeast, in the family cemetery, is buried this veteran of the Revolutionary War. Born in Botetourt Co., Va., in 1763, he later moved to Guilford County, N.C., where he enlisted at the age of 18, serving under Generals Gates, . . . Map (db m56290) HM
6Tennessee, Dyer County, Trimble — Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza
Near Ollie Pierce Lane west of Tennessee Highway 211, on the right when traveling west.
Southern Battle Flag St. Andrews Cross emblazons blue Across a blood-red field, Adorned by stars of purest white; Our Southern battle shield. fly, dear flag, o'er heroes brave Both living and departed; Steadfast to the Southern Cause Our . . . Map (db m81520) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023