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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chester County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Chester 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> Chester County, TN (13) Hardeman County, TN (19) Hardin County, TN (622) Henderson County, TN (106) Madison County, TN (106) McNairy County, TN (43)  ChesterCounty(13) Chester County (13)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)  HardinCounty(622) Hardin County (622)  HendersonCounty(106) Henderson County (106)  MadisonCounty(106) Madison County (106)  McNairyCounty(43) McNairy County (43)
Henderson is the county seat for Chester County
Adjacent to Chester County, Tennessee
      Hardeman County (19)  
      Hardin County (622)  
      Henderson County (106)  
      Madison County (106)  
      McNairy County (43)  
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1 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Chester County Courthouse
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Built in 1913 after fire destroyed the previous Court House. Portions of the Buford Pusser movie, "Walking Tall" were filmed in and around this Court House and Chester County.Map (db m168746) HM
2 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Chester County War Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and glory of those Chester Countians who gave their lives in the service of their country. World War I Monty Allen · Joshua Buckingham · Earl Cooper · Hampton Cooper · Curry C. Cupples · Charlie Davis · H. Dolphus . . . Map (db m155292) WM
3 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Chickasaw State ParkThe Civil War in West Tennessee
Between the Battle of Shiloh in April 1, 1862 until the end of the war, Confederate and Federal forces contested the control of key transportation lines near here. Union General Jeremiah S. Sullivan strove to drive Confederate cavalry under Gens. . . . Map (db m200462) HM
4 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — 4C 25 — Cox's RaidOctober 25, 1862
Attacking this place at dawn, the Confederate cavalry battalion of Maj. N.N. Cox killed one Federal soldier, captured three officers and 33 enlisted men of "B" Co., 49th Illinois Infantry, and dispersed the rest. They burned the railroad station and . . . Map (db m84787) HM
5 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Eddy Arnold — Tennessee Music Pathways —
The first artist to successfully and consistently blend country and pop music into a new hybrid, Eddy Arnold was a pioneer of what became known as "the Nashville Sound." He introduced country music to a broad audience, registering 37 pop hits and . . . Map (db m174337) HM
6 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Fighting For ControlMobile & Ohio Railroad
The three-year fight in present-day Chester County for control of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad often touched the lives of Henderson's residents. Henderson's Station, as it was called, served as a Confederate recruiting center for the 51st and 52nd . . . Map (db m155291) HM
7 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — 4C 29 — Freed-Hardeman College
The campus includes the sites of predecessors Henderson Male and Female Institute (1869-1885), West Tennessee Christian College (1885-1897), Georgie Robertson Christian College (1897-1907), and National Teachers Normal and Business College . . . Map (db m84788) HM
8 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Henderson at WarUnder Occupation
At the time of the Civil War, Henderson was a stop on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad line. First called Dayton and later renamed Henderson Station, the village consisted of houses and stores in a line facing the tracks. After the fall of Fort Donelson . . . Map (db m148486) HM
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9 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — 4C 33 — Historic Front Street
The town of Henderson was begun on this street in 1860. First known as Dayton, the town's name was changed to Henderson Station during the Civil War. In 1860, Polk Bray opened the first store. Confederates led by A.B. Crook captured the railroad . . . Map (db m148495) HM
10 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson — Tornado of 1952
Perhaps the most tragic event in Chester County history occurred Friday, March 21, 1952. At approximately 11 p.m., a tornado struck the town of Henderson. By the time the twister left the community, 22 persons lay dead, and another died later . . . Map (db m168749) HM
11 Tennessee, Chester County, Henderson, Deanburg — The "Fields-Brewer" Cabin
Originally built in the Roby Community in 1876 by A.B. Fields and his wife Clearandie Stanfill Fields Ownership was passed down to their daughter Lessie Fields Woods and then to her daughter Ruby Nell Woods Brewer. During the Bi-Centennial . . . Map (db m216012) HM
12 Tennessee, Chester County, Jacks Creek — 4C 31 — Jacks Creek
The Jacks Creek community was settled in the 1820s in Henderson (now Chester) County. It furnished men to the 13th Infantry, 18th Newsome's and 21st Wilson's Calvary units, C.S.A., and was the site of a skirmish 1 mi. N on Sept. 12, 1863, and an . . . Map (db m84789) HM
13 Tennessee, Chester County, Mifflin — 4C 43 — Colonel John Purdy
Born 1798 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Colonel John Purdy came to Tennessee in 1819. During the 1820s he served as Surveyor-General of the Ninth Surveyor’s District, with his office-home in Mifflin, which he named in honor of his Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m218360) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023