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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bedford County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Bedford County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bedford County, TN (35) Coffee County, TN (67) Lincoln County, TN (55) Marshall County, TN (32) Moore County, TN (11) Rutherford County, TN (225)  BedfordCounty(35) Bedford County (35)  CoffeeCounty(67) Coffee County (67)  LincolnCounty(55) Lincoln County (55)  MarshallCounty(32) Marshall County (32)  MooreCounty(11) Moore County (11)  RutherfordCounty(225) Rutherford County (225)
Shelbyville is the county seat for Bedford County
Adjacent to Bedford County, Tennessee
      Coffee County (67)  
      Lincoln County (55)  
      Marshall County (32)  
      Moore County (11)  
      Rutherford County (225)  
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1Tennessee, Bedford County, Bell Buckle — 3G 27 — The Webb School
Founded 1870, at Culleoka, by William R. ("Sawney") Webb, whose brother John M. ("Old Jack") Webb joined him in 1874. It moved here in 1886. Its curriculum, embracing chiefly Latin, Greek and Mathematics, was designed to give a sound preparatory . . . Map (db m24169) HM
2Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 16 — Andrews' Raiders
On this knoll, members of the Federal party which attempted to destroy the Western & Atlantic R.R. in 1862, assembled before starting their foray. It started with seizure of the engine "General" and ended with recapture of the engine at the Georgia . . . Map (db m80317) HM
3Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 6 — Army of the CumberlandJune 27, 1863
The Reserve Corps (Granger) moved south along this road, screened by the Army's Cavalry (D.S. Stanley). Taking Guy's Gap, against minor resistance, they pushed rapidly into Shelbyville, evacuated the same morning by the Corps of Maj. Gen. Leonidas . . . Map (db m26075) HM
4Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Austin C. Shofner
Born on March 3, 1916 and raised in his father’s ancestral home of Bedford County, Tennessee, Austin C. Shofner forever changed World War II. When World War II commenced for the United States in 1941, Capt. Shofner fought as a company . . . Map (db m214902) HM
5Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans Memorial Plaza
The Veterans Memorial Plaza is conceived and designed to honor, commemorate and forever remember the veterans of Bedford County Tennessee who have served in the armed forces throughout the world. It is to recognize the sacrifices these brave men . . . Map (db m85709) WM
6Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 23 — Church of the Redeemer
This was Lot 44 of the original town plan. A log church was built here in 1815. The Presbyterians used it, and built the present church in 1817. In 1856, a Catholic congregation bought the building, selling to the Northern Methodists in 1894. These . . . Map (db m25049) HM
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7Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 29 — Clement Cannon, Sr.
Born in NC, 1783; veteran of the War of 1812; early Bedford County manufacturer; Whig political leader. In 1810 Cannon provided 100 acres of land for the site of the "Town of Shelbyville" and in 1817 donated 5 acres to Dickson Academy and a lot to a . . . Map (db m26807) HM
8Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 22 — Confederate Cemetery
In the cemetery north of the road are buried Confederate soldiers of the Army of Tennessee, who fell while opposing the advance of Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland through Liberty Gap and Guy's Gap, in late June, 1863. Also buried here are soldiers . . . Map (db m25864) HM
9Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Farrar Home Place
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172606) HM
10Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Fighting in ShelbyvilleRain, Muddy Roads, and Swollen Rivers — Tullahoma Campaign —
(preface) After the Battle of Stones River ended on January 2, 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans occupied Murfreesboro. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew south to the Highland Rim to protect the rail junction at Tullahoma, Bragg's . . . Map (db m85714) HM
11Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — First Presbyterian Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172622) HM
12Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 28 — Henry Brevard DavidsonJan. 28, 1831 - March 4, 1899 Reported missing
Born in a house which stood here. Enlisted in the 1st Tenn. Volunteers for the Mexican War; on graduation from US Military Academy in 1853, commissioned in Dragoons. Resigning for the Confederacy and rapidly promoted to colonel, he was captured at . . . Map (db m207913) HM
13Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — In Memory of the "Shelbyville Rebels" Co. F.
In memory of the "Shelbyville Rebels" Co. F. 41st Tenn. Reg't. C.S.A. and all soldiers from Bedford County who fought for the Confederacy in the War Between the States 1861-1865 Erected and affectionately dedicated by the Agnes L. . . . Map (db m85555) WM
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14Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Martin Shofner1758 - 1838
Son of Michael, an immigrant from Frankfurt on Main, Germany in 1760. Migrated by covered wagon, horseback and afoot from North Carolina in 1808 with his family and settled this tract of land on Thompson's creek. The land was granted to him by the . . . Map (db m80313) HM
15Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Masons Who Signed the Constitution of the U.S.
Dedicated to the Memory of the Thirteen Free and Accepted Masons Who Were Among the First Signers of the Constitution of the United States. A.D. 1787 - A.D. 1987 Donated by Normandy Lodge No. 617 Shelbyville Lodge No. 122 of Free and . . . Map (db m207988) HM
16Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 31 — Prentice Cooper1895-1969
Governor of Tennessee for three successive terms 1939-1945. A native of Bedford County and graduate of Webb School, Princeton and Harvard Law School, he was Attorney General of the 8th Judicial Circuit, a member of the 63rd and 70th General . . . Map (db m25868) HM
17Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Shelbyville, TennesseeCelebrating the First 200 Years
Shelbyville was established in 1810 on 100 acres of land donated by Clement Cannon (1783-1860), local manufacturer and veteran of the War of 1812. The city was named in honor of General Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), statesman and noted Revolutionary War . . . Map (db m85443) HM
18Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — 3G 37 — Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
This 90-acre tract is home of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - "The World's Largest Walking Horse Show". On July 17, 1939, a non-profit association was chartered to conduct a national celebration to honor and exhibit the Tennessee . . . Map (db m25869) HM
19Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — The Coble House
placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1835Map (db m172607) HM
20Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — The Eakin-Smith Home
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172615) HM
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21Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee
To honor and commemorate the men who fought in the American Revolution and sleep in Bedford County Map (db m85553) WM
22Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Tribute to Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee
In honored memory of the veterans of Bedford County, who died in W.W.II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. Map (db m85554) WM
23Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Tribute to World War I Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee
. . . Map (db m85711) WM
24Tennessee, Bedford County, Shelbyville — Tullahoma CampaignJune 24-July 4, 1863
[Side A] Shelbyville — “Little Boston” Shelbyville, Tennessee, better known as “Little Boston,” was a hotbed of Unionist sentiment throughout the war. When William Rosecrans' Union army captured the town, they were welcomed as . . . Map (db m191662) HM
25Tennessee, Bedford County, Tullahoma — 2E 24 — Moore County / Bedford County
Moore County Established 1871; named in honor of Major Gen. William Moore He settled in Tennessee in 1808, coming from Kentucky. Commanded a company in the Creek War; finished the War of 1812 as a Major General. Member of the State House . . . Map (db m61915) HM
26Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — "Dedicated to Those Brave & Gallant Soldiers in Butternut & Gray"!
By Sergeant Major Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. Williams, US Army / Retired Commander Camp #72 (Manchester), Starnes DBE., TN Div., SCV 10 December 2011Map (db m152097) WM
27Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 43 — Andrew Jackson
Wartrace is located on a 5000-acre North Carolina grant acquired by General Andrew Jackson at an 1802 marshal's sale in Nashville. In 1805, Jackson came to the area to establish his boundaries for the opening of the lands for settlement by the . . . Map (db m152096) HM
28Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 7 — Army of Tennessee
Hardee's Corps retired to the Wartrace-Fairfield defensive line, January, 1863. Here they remained until late June, when Rosecrans, moving the bulk of the Federal Army of the Cumberland around the right flank to Manchester, made Bragg withdraw from . . . Map (db m152093) HM
29Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 42 — Beechwood Plantation
The Beechwood Plantation house, which formerly stood at this site, was an important Confederate headquarters during the Tullahoma Campaign. It was built for Col. Andrew Erwin, Jr. and family in 1826. The Erwins, who were southern sympathizers, . . . Map (db m25862) HM
30Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — Skirmish at Liberty GapJune 24-26, 1863
(front) Cleburne's Division - Maj/Gen Patrick R Cleburne Liddell's Brigade - Brig/Gen St John Richardson Liddell 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Col Daniel C Govan 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Col L. Featherston 6 & 7th . . . Map (db m152100) HM WM
31Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 45 — Skirmish at Wartrace
In April 1862, Major James M. Shanklin with 197 men of the 42nd Indiana Infantry campedon the west bank of Wartrace Creek, near the end of Bridgeview Street, to secure the supply line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad by guarding two bridges . . . Map (db m152103) HM
32Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 34 — Strolling Jim
Strolling Jim, the first World's Champion Tennessee Walking Horse, is buried in a pasture directly behind the Walking Horse Hotel. Foaled in 1936, this former work horse was ridden to the championship by Floyd Carothers at the first Walking Horse . . . Map (db m24165) HM
33Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — Tullahoma CampaignJune 24-July 4, 1863
(side 1) Anatomy of a Campaign In late June of 1863, Union Major General William S. Rosecrans launched a massive offensive from his base in Murfreesboro in an attempt to drive Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s 43,000-man Army of . . . Map (db m152889) HM
34Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — Valley Home
Built 1835 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172348) HM
35Tennessee, Bedford County, Wartrace — 3G 44 — Wartrace
In 1850, Rice Coffey gave eight acres to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad on which the main line would run with a depot and freight house at the junction of the branch line to Shelbyville. In 1851, town lots were laid off. The following year, . . . Map (db m88407) HM
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Mar. 25, 2023