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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tipton County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Tipton 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 Tipton County, TN (31) Fayette County, TN (18) Haywood County, TN (46) Lauderdale County, TN (16) Shelby County, TN (464) Crittenden County, AR (13) Mississippi County, AR (46)  TiptonCounty(31) Tipton County (31)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  LauderdaleCounty(16) Lauderdale County (16)  ShelbyCounty(464) Shelby County (464)  CrittendenCountyArkansas(13) Crittenden County (13)  MississippiCounty(46) Mississippi County (46)
Covington is the county seat for Tipton County
Adjacent to Tipton County, Tennessee
      Fayette County (18)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Lauderdale County (16)  
      Shelby County (464)  
      Crittenden County, Arkansas (13)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (46)  
 
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1Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — Atoka Evangelical Presbyterian Church
On Atoka-Idaville Road, 0.1 miles east of Meade Lake Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1829 a group of Scotch-Irish pioneers, principally from Chester and Fairfield Districts. S.C., settled in this area and organized a Presbyterian Church around the year 1831 in a local meeting house located two miles east of this point in the . . . Map (db m179155) HM
2Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — 4E 12 — Randolph
On U.S. 51, 0.1 miles north of Kimbrough Drive, on the right when traveling north.
6½ miles. This Mississippi River hamlet was Memphis’ early rival for commercial supremacy & was the state’s biggest western shipping point in 1830. It declined after David Crockett’s plan for Hatchie–Tennessee River canal failed. The town . . . Map (db m63180) HM
3Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — 4E 80 — Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
On Atoka-Idaville Road (Tennessee Route 206) 0.2 miles west of Fayne Road, on the right when traveling west.
Organized June 19, 1836 by Rev. Henry Bryson, D.D., with 53 members. First house of worship was a log house built on 4 acres donated by Abner Mathews. First pastor, Rev. John Wilson, served from 1837 to 1865. Having fostered at least five other . . . Map (db m179153) HM
4Tennessee, Tipton County, Brighton — 4E 120 — Tipton County Confederate Reunion
On School Street at Church Street, on the left when traveling south on School Street.
Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported . . . Map (db m74742) HM
5Tennessee, Tipton County, Charleston — Charleston United Methodist Church and Cemetery
On Tennessee Route 179 at Charleston Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 179.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200752) HM
6Tennessee, Tipton County, Charleston — Rev. James McFerrin1784-1840
On Tennessee Route 179 at Charleston Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 179.
Born the same year as American Methodism, this 1812 soldier and farmer was converted at a camp meeting and was 20 years à Methodist preacher. He came to this community in 1834, became pastor of Wesley Circuit and died the year the Memphis Conference . . . Map (db m200741) HM
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7Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Augustus Hill Garland(1832 - 1899)
On U.S. 51 at Garland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 51.
The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator . . . Map (db m63178) HM
8Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 78 — Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
On U.S. 51 at West Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51.
West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland. . . . Map (db m63177) HM
9Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Canaan Missionary Baptist Church HistoryOrganized in 1868
On North Main Street at Valley Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1868, two miles northwest of Covington on Leighs Chapel Road under a bush arbor. In 1875, the 1st small frame building was erected on what is now known as North Main Street. In 1885, a . . . Map (db m200715) HM
10Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 87 — Charles B. Simonton
On West Sherrod Avenue at South College Street (Tennessee Route 59), on the left when traveling west on West Sherrod Avenue.
A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state . . . Map (db m74696) HM
11Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 57 — Frances Boyd Calhoun
On South Maple Street at East Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Maple Street.
The author of “Miss Minerva and William Green Hill,” is buried ½ mi. southwest of here in Munford Cemetery. Born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Dec. 23, 1867, she moved to Covington in 1880. She married George Barret Calhoun in 1903. Her . . . Map (db m200729) HM
12Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — General Jacob Tipton
On West Sherrod Avenue.
Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C., d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in . . . Map (db m74663) WM
13Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Hotel Lindo
On West Liberty Avenue (Tennessee Route 54) west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200722) HM
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14Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Isaac Hayes — Tennessee Music Pathways —
On East Liberty Avenue (Tennessee Route 54) at East Court Square, on the right when traveling west on East Liberty Avenue.
Isaac Hayes' symphonic soul records, together with his dramatic stage presence, exerted a profound influence upon soul, funk, disco and rap music. Early in his career he worked in commercial rhythm 'n' blues as a songwriter, session musician and . . . Map (db m200720) HM
15Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 121 — Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V.
On Bert Johnson Avenue, 0.3 miles west of U.S. 51 when traveling west.
In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, . . . Map (db m74655) HM
16Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford ForrestSeptember 22, 1876, Covington, Tennessee
On Bert Johnson Avenue, 0.3 miles U.S. 51 when traveling west.
Soldiers of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, ladies and gentlemen: I name the soldiers first because I love them the best. I am extremely pleased to meet with you here today. I love the gallant men and women with whom I was so intimately . . . Map (db m74659) HM
17Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 25 — Mt. Carmel Church2.6 mi. →
On George D Gracey Highway (Tennessee Route 59) at Robert Johnson Road, on the right when traveling south on George D Gracey Highway.
Founded in 1834, by James Holmes, a former missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, with the assistance of settlers from Bethany, Iredell County, N.C., the first church was built here in 1836, the congregation having previously met in a stable. Besides . . . Map (db m200739) HM
18Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
On Mount Carmel Road at Robert Johnson Road, on the right when traveling north on Mount Carmel Road.
est. 1834 – built 1854 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200733) HM
19Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
On South Munford Street at West Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Munford Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200737) HM
20Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — The Site of Byars-Hall High School
On West Sherrod Avenue.
In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall. Byars was headmaster of the male . . . Map (db m74661) HM
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21Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 115 — Thomas GoodeRevolutionary Soldier — 1760-1846 —
On West Church Street.
Thomas Goode was born on February 13 1760 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A descendant of John Goode, a colonist who settled in Virginia in 1660. Thomas served in the Continental Army (1776-1778) with Gen. George Washington and participated in the . . . Map (db m74664) HM WM
22Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 1894 — Tipton County Confederate Monument
On West Pleasant Avenue (Tennessee Route 54) at South Main Street (Tennessee Route 59), on the left when traveling east on West Pleasant Avenue.
. . . Map (db m74739) WM
23Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Tipton County in the Civil WarBehind the Lines
On East Pleasant Avenue (Tennessee Route 54) at East Court Square, on the left when traveling east on East Pleasant Avenue.
"The end of an evil year in the history of America—what another year will bring forth remained to be seen—perhaps and most likely the bloodiest war ever known in America, God forbid!" — Tipton County Court Clerk John T. . . . Map (db m74738) HM
24Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q
On U.S. 70 at B Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 70.
founded in 1923 by Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams in Mason, TN has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200755) HM
25Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — 4E 11 — Trinity In The Fields
On U.S. 70 at Charleston-Mason Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 70.
2½ mi. N. this Protestant Episcopal chapel was built on land given by Maj. William Taylor in 1847. It replaced St. Andrews, established 1834, burned 1845. First rector was the Rev. James W. Rogers. Descendants of the original communicants make . . . Map (db m53121) HM
26Tennessee, Tipton County, Munford — Mt. Zion — Munford
On College Street, 0.1 miles north of Douglas Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Following the removal of the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church South to this place in 1852, a small, unplanned village known as Mt. Zion sprang up on the adjoining lands of Arthur Forbes Wooten, who first settled this point in 1835. The Post . . . Map (db m179157) HM
27Tennessee, Tipton County, Munford — Munford United Methodist Church
On South Tipton Street (Tennessee Route 178) south of Munford Avenue (Tennessee Route 206), on the right when traveling south.
In 1840, Mt. Zion Church on the Randolph Circuit was organized by Rev. Isaac Sullivan. In 1866 it was moved to town and renamed. The present building was built in 1911. This was the only church in the community for 71 years. With the support of this . . . Map (db m179159) HM
28Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Fort Wright, C.S.A.April 24, 1861—June 5, 1862
On Randolph Road, 0.1 miles south of Mills Road, on the left when traveling north.
Lincolns call for troops to invade the south prompted Gov. Isham G. Harris to send Tennessee militia here to defend the Mississippi valley. During the next two years, 6,000 Confederate volunteers camped on these bluffs, drilling and . . . Map (db m102393) HM WM
29Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Randolph
On Ballard Slough Road, 0.1 miles north of Randolph Road, on the left when traveling north.
Randolph was Memphis' early rival for commercial supremacy and was the state's biggest western shipping point in 1830. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest trained here. The powder magazine at Fort Wright remains as testimony to Randolph's participation in the . . . Map (db m74749) HM
30Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Randolph United Methodist Church
On Ballard Slough Road.
Randolph was settled in the early 1800's and became a large river port. Rev. Samuel R. Davidson was appointed the first pastor by the Tennessee Conference in 1834. A congregation formed and built a church. During the Civil War the town was burned. . . . Map (db m74751) HM
31Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Twin DefensesForts Randolph and Wright
On Ballard Slough Road, 0.1 miles north of Randolph Road, on the left when traveling north.
The village of Randolph played a significant early role in the Confederate defense of the Mississippi River. Here in April 1861, the state built training camps for the Provisional Army of Tennessee that Gov. Isham G. Harris had established. As part . . . Map (db m74747) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023