On Main Street (Tennessee Route 54) at North Lafayette Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
The Army National Guard predates the founding of our nation by almost one hundred fifty years. It is the oldest component of our armed forces. Today's National Guard is the direct descendent of the militias of the thirteen original colonies. The . . . — — Map (db m52989) HM
On U.S. 70 at River Bend Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 70.
Hiram S. and Miles Bradford inaugurated this landing in 1824. Together with Brownsville Landing, 10 miles upriver, it was a river terminal for the first settlers and commerce in this area. Hiram Bradford established the first cotton gin and store in . . . — — Map (db m53034) HM
On Main Street (Tennessee Route 76) at South Lafayette Avenue (Tennessee Route 19), on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824. — — Map (db m53001) HM
On West College Street at Farrar Place, on the right when traveling west on West College Street.
Brownsville Public School A grammar school built in the late 1800s stood here. This was the Brownsville Public School with grades 1-8. Circa 1910 grades 9-12 were added. When Haywood County started a high school, B.P.S. discontinued high school . . . — — Map (db m194160) HM
On Woodlawn Road, 0.4 miles south of Tennessee Route 19, on the right when traveling south.
The church bell first rang over 100 years ago to summon the newly freed slaves to worship in the framed church that had been built to replace the brush arbor. The brush arbor had sheltered the newly organized Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church since . . . — — Map (db m200703) HM
On Jefferson Street (Tennessee Route 19) east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Dunbar, the first permanent school for persons of African descent in Brownsville, was built in the late 1860s with money raised by the black community. John Gloster was principal from 1886 to 1915. Many early graduates studied at Roger Williams . . . — — Map (db m53003) HM
On East Main Street (State Highway 1) at North Jackson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
Elbert Williams, an African American Haywood County native, was one of the early members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) killed in the United States for his civil rights work. He and his wife Annie became . . . — — Map (db m148798) HM
On North Washington Avenue (Tennessee Route 54/369) at North Court Square, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue.
Brownsville's oldest mercantile business was established at this location in 1849. Known at one time as Felsenthal Bros. and Sons, later to become Felsenthal's Dept. Store, it was destroyed by fire in 1980. — — Map (db m194122) HM
Near South Washington Avenue at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Before President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, black men were forbidden to serve as U.S. soldiers. Eventually, more than 200,000 African Americans enlisted in U.S. Colored Troops regiments during the last . . . — — Map (db m194093) HM
On North Jackson Avenue at East Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Avenue.
When Hiram Bradford settled in Brownsville, 1824, he found Reuben Alphin preaching here. Methodists built the first church in Brownsville in 1832, west of the square. A second was built on the present site in 1848, and in 1869 a third, which burned. . . . — — Map (db m194113) HM
On Sunny Hill Cove, 0.2 miles east of Anderson Avenue (Tennessee Route 76), on the right when traveling east.
Built on one acre of land given by Benjamin Flagg in 1889, this one-room African American schoolhouse began as a Subscription School offereing education for grades 1-8 until the mid-1960s. Moved from its original location lear the small farming . . . — — Map (db m175083) HM
On North Washington Avenue (Tennessee Route 76) at West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue.
Born May 9, 1775, Bucks County, PA. Appointed Brig. Gen. U.S. Army July 19, 1813. Distinguished himself in War of 1812 at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Was severely wounded at Niagara. Senior officer of U.S. Army at war's end. First commissioners . . . — — Map (db m52987) HM
On North Lafayette Avenue at West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Lafayette Avenue.
Dr. James E. Hayes, M.D., built a medical clinic here in 1939 that included a hospital in the basement. Acquired by Dr. J. K. Welch, M.D., in 1947, and by Donald R. Spencer, M.D., in 1978; medical practices ceased in 2012. — — Map (db m194124) HM
On Washington Avenue at East Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue.
[Front (east) side]
To the Confederate
dead of Haywood County.
To the faithful
of Haywood County,
Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville,
Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, . . . — — Map (db m194094) WM
On East Main Street at Washington Avenue when traveling west on East Main Street.
Dedicated to the people
from Haywood County TN.
who made the supreme
our country. May they
always be remembered
and their sacrifice
not be in vain.
Sponsored by V.F.W. Post 4838
in remembrance of
Elmer . . . — — Map (db m194109) WM
On North Washington Avenue at inner courthouse drive, on the left when traveling north on North Washington Avenue.
Dedicated in memory of those from Haywood County who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of all those men and women who served their country in war. Their serving has made this a better place to live. — — Map (db m194128) WM
On West College Street at North Grand Avenue when traveling west on West College Street.
Alsey High Bradford (1822-1906) Col., 31st Tenn. Inf., C.S.A.; promoted narrow gauge railroad; member of School Board and held other important city and county positions.
Hiram Bradford - Brevetted Lt. Col., C.S.A.; Adj.-Gen., Chief of Staff, . . . — — Map (db m194154) HM
On West Main Street (Tennessee Route 54) at South Russell Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
Site of the HSB&O Railroad Yards. Here were a 16-car siding, water tank and tool house. The Depot was north, across West Main St., later a part of the Howard Bennett house. The
R. R. was chartered c. 1869. Haywood Co. subscribed $100,000 of the . . . — — Map (db m194163) HM
On Haralson Street at West Main Street (Tennessee Route 54), on the right when traveling north on Haralson Street.
James Bond followed his uncle, Thomas Bond to
Haywood Co. from Bertie Co., North Carolina
with his family in 1836. He built one of the
greatest fortunes in Tennessee by the cultivation
of its soil (he owned 35,400 acres). Mr. Bond,
great . . . — — Map (db m200701) HM
On West Main Street (Tennessee Route 54) east of South Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Born in Brownsville; Vanderbilt School of Law 1890; practiced law in Brownsville, then St. Louis, MO; Circuit Attorney for St. Louis 1900; his anti-corruption successes led to election as Governor of Missouri 1905-1909; Solicitor General of U.S. . . . — — Map (db m194162) HM
On East Main Street at South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
Site of lot number 1 of the town of Brownsville which was purchased by Hiram Bradford in 1825, who established a hotel and business here. Later Emil Tamm & Sons, who were in business in Brownsville for 96 years, were at this location. — — Map (db m194089) HM
On South Washington Avenue at East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Avenue.
Site of the Opera House where for many years the famous and not so famous of their day performed. Notable among their number were John Phillip Sousa's band and W. C. Handy. The three-story building was destroyed by fire in December, 1931. — — Map (db m194088) HM
On West Jefferson Street at South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Jefferson Street.
Here stood the Pythian Hotel, built circa 1893 by Brownsville Lodge 14 Knights of Pythias. Later renamed the Everett Hotel in the 1920s, the Colonial Hotel in the late 1940s, demolished in 1968. — — Map (db m194087) HM
On North Grand Avenue south of Key Corner Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Brownsville, TN, Jan. 9, 1900, the son of Wesley and Nell Halliburton. Moved to Memphis at an early age. Came back to Brownsville many times to visit family and friends. Graduated from Princeton 1921. Set out on a world tour, the results his . . . — — Map (db m194158) HM
On US 79 (Tennessee Route 76) at Tabernacle Road, on the right when traveling south on US 79.
1.8 miles. This community was settled in 1826 by the Rev. Howell Taylor and his five sons. Haywood County's first schoolhouse was here; it also served as a church. The Taylor Kinfolks Camp Meeting was held here annually for over a century. — — Map (db m52978) HM
Near South Washington Avenue at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Brownsville's courthouse square resembled a battleground as residents and businesses suffered from repeated raids during the war.
Confederate raiders arrested two cotton brokers and four other Brownsville residents on July 25, 1862. A Memphis . . . — — Map (db m199328) HM
On West Main Street (Tennessee Route 54) at North Wilson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Built in 1910 with $7500 donated by Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this building served as the county library for 82 years. In 1957 it became the Brownsville-Haywood County Library, part of Tennessee's regional . . . — — Map (db m194129) HM
On Margin Street at South Lafayette Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Margin Street.
On this site stood the Wesleyan Female College, started circa 1869. This institution offered courses in ancient and modern languages, instrumental music, vocal lessons and ornamental branches, with collegiate, academic and primary departments. . . . — — Map (db m119112) HM
Near Margin Street, 0.1 miles east of South McLemore Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Victims of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic are buried in this cemetery. Of the 844 reported cases, it is known that there were more than 200 deaths. Elsewhere in this cemetery is a marker to Sergeant Mike McGrath, a member of the Howard Society and a . . . — — Map (db m194149) HM
On Dancyville Methodist Church Road, 0.2 miles south of Dancyville Road (Tennessee Route 179), on the left when traveling south.
Born Oct. 6, 1793, in Sumner Co. Tenn. Married 1819 to Martha McGee, seven children. Private, War of 1812, enlisted Jan 28, 1814 in Capt. Allen Wilkinson's Company, discharged April 2, 1814. Established Bank of Fayette Co., president until death. . . . — — Map (db m53099) HM
On Dancyville Methodist Church Road, 0.2 miles south of Dancyville Road (Tennessee Route 179), on the right when traveling south.
This site was deeded for a church on April 1, 1835. The congregation was organized and a log structure built in 1837. The present church was completed in 1850. It was constructed of hand-sawed timber cut on the grounds. It survives as the oldest . . . — — Map (db m53098) HM
On Tennessee Route 76 at Dancyville Methodist Church Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 76.
Here on June 23, 1841, James K. Polk, Governor of Tennessee, running for re-election debated James C. Jones, both masters of the stump speech. James “Lean Jimmy” Jones, a Whig, who was a natural mimic and actor, defeated Polk and served . . . — — Map (db m53118) HM
On Main Street (2nd Avenue) west of Oak Street, on the right when traveling east.
The town of Stanton was established c.1856 with the coming of the Memphis & Ohio Railroad. J.B. Stanton on whose land part of the town was built is credited as the town founder. Most of the town of Wesley moved to Stanton to be on the R.R. After the . . . — — Map (db m53083) HM
On West Main Street (Tennessee Route 179) at Holland Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
Built in 1871, just six years after the end of the Civil War, the Stanton Lodge and School enjoyed dual purposes from its beginning. Before the arrival of free public education, concerned Masons constructed the two-story building as a place to . . . — — Map (db m53035) HM
On U.S. 70 at Wesley Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 70.
Named for John Wesley, this town was laid off northwest of its Methodist Church in 1829, on property of Samuel Ashe, son and grandson of North Carolina governors. Town was removed and named for Joseph B. Stanton with coming of railroad. The cemetery . . . — — Map (db m53062) HM
On Woodland Church Road at Brown Creek Road, on the left when traveling west on Woodland Church Road.
Woodland Baptist Church Woodland Baptist Church had its roots in Brown's Creek Baptist Church which was located at the present site of Woodland Cemetery. It was established by Rev. Obadiah Dodson, Samuel Brown and other settlers. In 1835 when . . . — — Map (db m194049) HM