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Historical Markers in Fayette County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Fayette 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> Fayette County, TN (18) Hardeman County, TN (19) Haywood County, TN (46) Shelby County, TN (486) Tipton County, TN (34) Benton County, MS (6) Marshall County, MS (29)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  ShelbyCounty(486) Shelby County (486)  TiptonCounty(34) Tipton County (34)  BentonCountyMississippi(6) Benton County (6)  MarshallCounty(29) Marshall County (29)
Somerville is the county seat for Fayette County
Adjacent to Fayette County, Tennessee
      Hardeman County (19)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Shelby County (486)  
      Tipton County (34)  
      Benton County, Mississippi (6)  
      Marshall County, Mississippi (29)  
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1 Tennessee, Fayette County, Braden — 4E 134 — Concordia Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1836, this church, sometimes called Palestine, stood in the thriving village of Concordia on the Randolph Road Stage Route about one mile west of Braden. Political speeches were made and voting took place here for Civil District 8. In the 1870s, . . . Map (db m148508) HM
2 Tennessee, Fayette County, Grand Junction — The Bird Dog & Field Trial Capital of the World
The following is the Time-Line of some of the Leading Events to Grand Junction Tennessee becoming The Bird Dog & Field Trial Capital of the World 1870 (About) After the Civil war ended, West Tennessee became a mecca for quail . . . Map (db m186917) HM
3 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — 4E 59 — Grierson's RaidApr. 17, 1863
From here, Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's task force (6th Ill., 7th Ill., 2nd Ind. Cav., Btry "K", 1st Ill. Art.) raided into the deep south. Using as advanced guard Federals in Confederate uniform and other stratagems, he cut the Mobile & Ohio RR at . . . Map (db m19303) HM
4 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — 4E 66 — Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens
The "Queen of the Confederacy" was born here January 11, 1832. In 1858 she married Francis Pickens, United States Ambassador to Russia and later Governor of South Carolina. During the Civil War, Lucy was the only woman honored by having her portrait . . . Map (db m37274) HM
5 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — 4E 15 — Immanuel Church
This Protestant Episcopal Church was first established as a mission in 1832, consecrated in 1843. Rev. Samuel George Litton was its missionary and first rector. It was established by the efforts of Mrs. Mary Hayes Gloster a widow from Warrenton, . . . Map (db m62006) HM
6 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — 4E 65 — La Grange
Settled in 1819 on the site of an Indian trading post, it was named for General La Fayette's ancestral home in France. He visited La Grange in 1824 and called it the "Beautiful Village." Its location on a bluff made it a natural military post; . . . Map (db m62007) HM
7 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — LaGrangeUnion Supply Base
Federal forces occupied LaGrange during the war, 1862-1865, and made it an important supply base. Gen. William T. Sherman established his headquarters here when the occupation began in 1862. In April 1863, Union Col. Benjamin H. Grierson left here . . . Map (db m51816) HM
8 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House
This house was the birthplace of Lucy P. Holcombe Pickens (June 11, 1832 - Aug. 8, 1899), a noted beauty of ante-bellum days and the most famous person born in La Grange. Mrs. Pickens is the only woman whose likeness has appeared on American . . . Map (db m37276) HM
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9 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard
About a mile south was the burial site in 1854 of Mrs. Mary Hayes Willis Gloster, founder of Immanuel, the first Episcopal church to be consecrated in West TN; her daughter Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson in 1873; her son-in-law John Anderson in . . . Map (db m19300) HM
10 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — 4E 8 — Woodlawn
This house was built in 1828 by Major Charles Michie, a veteran of the War of 1812. During the War between the States it was for a time headquarters for Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Federal Army. It was also several times occupied by . . . Map (db m19299) HM
11 Tennessee, Fayette County, Mason — 4E 133 — Cypress-Davis Methodist Episcopal Church
Named for Cypress Creek and at other times called Davis for the pioneer Davis family, ancestors of the Emerson family of Somerville, this church stood in the Center Point community on land owned now (1996) by James H. Shelton, great-great-grandson . . . Map (db m55399) HM
12 Tennessee, Fayette County, Moscow — Battle of Moscow"The river seemed like running blood"
By late in 1863, the Union army occupying West Tennessee strongly defended the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, which ran eastward from Memphis through Moscow. Federal infantry, including the U.S. Colored Troops of the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry, . . . Map (db m37273) HM
13 Tennessee, Fayette County, Moscow — 4E 162 — Battle of Moscow / Union Troops of African Descent
(Front):Battle of Moscow December 4, 1863 Three thousand Confederate cavalry with artillery, led by Gen. James Chalmers, attacked the Memphis & Charleston Railroad bridge over Wolf River and ambushed Col. Edward Hatch's brigade of Union . . . Map (db m81524) HM
14 Tennessee, Fayette County, Oakland — Oakland Presbyterian Church
Oakland Presbyterian Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Organized 1888Map (db m179105) HM
15 Tennessee, Fayette County, Rossville — 4E 147 — "Mississippi" Fred McDowell1904 - 1972
Born in Rossville on January 12, 1904, Fred McDowell was one of America's eminent blues artists. His work, rooted in the Delta blues tradition, won him international fame. Of his unique bottleneck guitar style he said: "I make the guitar say what I . . . Map (db m19310) HM
16 Tennessee, Fayette County, Rossville — The Skirmish at Lafayette Station
(side 1) On December 27, 1863 Lafayette Station (now known as Rossville) saw the culmination of an incredible month in West Tennessee history. It began with a Presidential order giving General Bedford Forrest an independent command. The . . . Map (db m148502) HM
17 Tennessee, Fayette County, Somerville — 4E 56 — Organization of Fayette County
Fayette County was organized the first Monday in December, 1824, in the home of Robert G. Thornton, ten miles S. East on North fork of Wolf River. It was made a part of the district which David Crockett then represented in the state legislature.Map (db m33856) HM
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18 Tennessee, Fayette County, Somerville — 4E 98 — Tent City
A number of black Fayette County sharecroppers who participated in a voter registration drive were evicted from their lands in 1959-60. Many of them moved to "Tent City", also called "Freedom Village", where they lived in military surplus tents . . . Map (db m122255) HM
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May. 27, 2023