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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carroll County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Carroll 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> Carroll County, TN (31) Benton County, TN (21) Decatur County, TN (13) Gibson County, TN (41) Henderson County, TN (106) Henry County, TN (28) Madison County, TN (123) Weakley County, TN (6)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  BentonCounty(21) Benton County (21)  DecaturCounty(13) Decatur County (13)  GibsonCounty(41) Gibson County (41)  HendersonCounty(106) Henderson County (106)  HenryCounty(28) Henry County (28)  MadisonCounty(123) Madison County (123)  WeakleyCounty(6) Weakley County (6)
Huntingdon is the county seat for Carroll County
Adjacent to Carroll County, Tennessee
      Benton County (21)  
      Decatur County (13)  
      Gibson County (41)  
      Henderson County (106)  
      Henry County (28)  
      Madison County (123)  
      Weakley County (6)  
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1 Tennessee, Carroll County, Atwood — 4A 17 — Carroll County / Gibson County
Carroll County Established 1822: Named in honor of William Carroll An officer in the War of 1812; governor of Tennessee, 1821-27 and 1829-35; Served as governor longer than any other man. Gibson County Established . . . Map (db m52132) HM
2 Tennessee, Carroll County, Atwood — 4A 17 — Gibson County
Established 1823; Named in honor of Colonel John Gibson who served with distinction under General Andrew Jackson in the Natchez Expedition, 1812 - 13, and in the Creek Wars.Map (db m52134) HM
3 Tennessee, Carroll County, Atwood — 4A 34 — Gordon Browning1889 - 1976
Governor Browning was born in Carroll County. After graduating from Cumberland Law School in 1915, he began practicing in Huntingdon. He commanded Battery D, 114th Field Artillery in France in World War I. In 1922 he was elected to Congress and . . . Map (db m51404) HM
4 Tennessee, Carroll County, Clarksburg — ClarksburgPrelude, Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
(preface) 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 m174179) HM
5 Tennessee, Carroll County, Clarksburg — 4A 18 — Roan's Creek Church
In July 1825, William and Mary Billingsley Holmes and daughter, Polly Holmes, Christopher and Elizabeth Wood Gist, and Levi McWhirter and wife met in the grove of large oaks directly to the west and organized a Bible school. This was the beginning . . . Map (db m156580) HM
6 Tennessee, Carroll County, Hollow Rock — 4A 53 — Alexis de Tocqueville At Sandy Bridge
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), author of the classic Democracy in America, and Gustave de Beaumont (1802-1866) spent four frigid days and nights, December 12-16, 1831 at Sandy Bridge, now Hollow Rock. The postmaster, Zephaniah Harris, and . . . Map (db m52647) HM
7 Tennessee, Carroll County, Hollow Rock — 4A 14 — Hollowrock Church
Founded in 1822, this Primitive Baptist Church has been in constant use. It holds an annual foot-washing ceremony the first Sunday in May, which is attended by communicants and witnesses from many parts of this and neighboring states.Map (db m52585) HM
8 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — A Divided LandThe Civil War in Carroll County
When the Civil War began, Carroll County residents were divided about equally between Union and Confederate sympathies and furnished a similar number of soldiers for each army. The well-to-do cotton growers residing in the prime land in the western . . . Map (db m179657) HM
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9 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Carroll County Veterans Monument
To all Carroll County veterans who served this nation with honor and glory. May their heroic deeds live forever.Map (db m179660) WM
10 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Carroll County War Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave their lives Mexican War 1846-1848 Company B, Carroll County Guards Tennessee Volunteers John A. Barham • J. B. H. Bigham • W. E. Bledsoe • Samuel W. Bridges • Clark S. Butler • Gilmore S. Butler • Thomas . . . Map (db m179661) WM
11 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Historic Thomas ParkJune 2001
Thomas Park was established in 1906 by the Civic Improvement Club, a women's group whose primary objective was the beautification of their hometown. The Club took on the task of making the area on East Main Street around the train depot more . . . Map (db m179631) HM
12 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 27 — Isaac R. Hawkins
Born in Maury Co., he was an officer of volunteers in the Mexican War. A lifelong staunch Unionist, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Union Party convention of 1860, later an officer in the Federal Army. A delegate to the Republican convention . . . Map (db m52608) HM
13 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Mudslingers Studio
This site was a portion of the property that was home for Hotel Olive built in 1889 and later burned in 1930. E.H. & Lida Mai Edwards built the service station on the property in 1935 that remained a functioning service station for the downtown area . . . Map (db m179644) HM
14 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 9 — Nathan Nesbitt
Lived and is buried about 3½ miles southeast. On December 9, 1822, he made a trail through the woods to the new county seat, carrying a crosscut saw. Arrived at Huntingdon, he sawed a door in the new log courthouse and thus, as Chairman of the . . . Map (db m52609) HM
15 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 28 — Oak Hill Cemetery
Established in 1822, this cemetery contains the remains of soldiers from every major American war since the establishment of the state. Among those buried here are two from the War of 1812, three from the Mexican War, and thirty-eight from the Civil . . . Map (db m51407) HM
16 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 8 — Old Racetrack
Built about 1818 in the area to the east. Here also were held barbecues, barn dances, prize fights and cockfights. Here, according to court records, David Crockett “participated in an affray,” while attending the races. He was fined six . . . Map (db m52584) HM
17 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — The Hawkins CousinsTwo West Tennessee Unionists
Although many West Tennessee residents favored secession, Unionism was strong in many areas, particularly in the counties near the Tennessee River. Two of the most notable Unionists lived on the south and north sides of Huntingdon. Isaac R. . . . Map (db m179626) HM
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18 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — 4A 22 — Bethel College
Founded as Bethel Seminary at McLemoresville in 1842 by the West Tennessee Synod, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ruben Burrow principal. Incorporated in 1847, it became Bethel College in 1850 and moved here in 1872. It was presented to . . . Map (db m52842) HM
19 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — 4A 16 — Clear Lake
About 3 miles SE, the lake was discovered in 1785 by Henry Rutherford, who surveyed the majority of west Tennessee. It was orginally named Boyd's Lake, for the Rev. Adam Boyd, chaplin [sic] of the North Carolina Regiment in the Revolution, who later . . . Map (db m81368) HM
20 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — 4A 11 — Forrest's RaidDec. 24, 1862
Moving to McKenzie, Forrest's Brigade captured the 100 - man garrison. Here they spent Christmas Eve, while working parties completed destruction of 4 miles of trestles and bridge between the forks of the Obion River. Other parties completed . . . Map (db m52174) HM
21 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — Harris-Collier-Holland FarmOne Family's Story
Albert Gallatin Harris purchased this farm in 1829 and built the present house in 1857. After camping on the land during the Civil War, Union troops ransacked the farm, killing or stealing all the livestock. They did not burn the house because the . . . Map (db m74514) HM
22 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — 4A 46 — James Monroe McKenzie1818 - 1873
James Monroe McKenzie, entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born in February 12, 1818. In 1860 he donated land for the depot and freight office where the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad crossed the Memphis and Ohio Railroad, resulting in the . . . Map (db m81369) HM
23 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — McKenzie's StationA Strategic Junction — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
(preface) 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 m74532) HM
24 Tennessee, Carroll County, McKenzie — 4A 43 — Webb School
Originally founded in 1923 as the black "County Training School" at Smyrna, Tennessee. It was moved to McKenzie in 1927, and named "Webb High School" in honor of John L. Webb. With over 1900 alumni, this school, under the leadership of J. L. Seets . . . Map (db m52177) HM
25 Tennessee, Carroll County, McLemoresville — 4A 42 — Bethel College
Near this site, in 1842, Bethel College had its beginning as Bethel Seminary, founded by the West Tennessee Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The college continued here in McLemoresville until 1872, when it was moved to McKenzie. . . . Map (db m194269) HM
26 Tennessee, Carroll County, McLemoresville — 4A 13 — First County Court
The home of R.E.C. Dougherty stood on the foundations of the house to the north. Here, as Chairman, he held the first meeting of the Carroll County Court, March 11, 1822. Members were, Daniel Barcroft, John Bone, Banks W. Burrow, Edward Gwin, John . . . Map (db m51405) HM
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27 Tennessee, Carroll County, McLemoresville — 4A 12 — Forrest's RaidDec. 29, 1862
Forrest's Brigade, re-armed, and re-equipped with material and horses captured from the Federal storehouses which they had plundered, passed through here enroute to Lexington and their re-crossing of the Tennessee River at Clifton.Map (db m51406) HM
28 Tennessee, Carroll County, McLemoresville — McLemoresville United Methodist Church
McLemoresville was settled in early 1800. In 1820 missionaries Rev. Benjamin Peeples and Rev. Lewis Garrett met at the Public Land Office to divide their territory. By 1859 a church was organized. From 1886 when the northern Methodist Episcopal . . . Map (db m194273) HM
29 Tennessee, Carroll County, McLemoresville — 4A 58 — Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church
Formerly enslaved, the Reverend Levi Price and his wife Lizzie Price were members of the original church. The Reverend Levi Price served as the first pastor of Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church, the only African American Church in the area. On . . . Map (db m130428) HM
30 Tennessee, Carroll County, Trezevant — 4A 33 — Christmasville
First used as Post No. 2 by the 1785 surveyors, a town was later established on November 14, 1823, at John Christmas McLemore's Bluff, on the South Fork of the Obion River. Goods were shipped down the river until 1854. Buckeye Point, 1 mile east, . . . Map (db m52130) HM
31 Tennessee, Carroll County, Trezevant — 4A 35 — Hillsman House
On the old McKenzie Road one mile north stands the historic home of Major Jack Hillsman, Civil War veteran, son of pioneer Reddick Hillsman from North Carolina who helped organize Carroll County in 1821. The two-story house, completed in 1869, was . . . Map (db m52192) HM
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Feb. 27, 2024