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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hardeman County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Hardeman 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> Hardeman County, TN (19) Chester County, TN (13) Fayette County, TN (18) Haywood County, TN (46) Madison County, TN (107) McNairy County, TN (44) Alcorn County, MS (68) Benton County, MS (6) Tippah County, MS (18)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)  ChesterCounty(13) Chester County (13)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  MadisonCounty(107) Madison County (107)  McNairyCounty(44) McNairy County (44)  AlcornCountyMississippi(68) Alcorn County (68)  BentonCounty(6) Benton County (6)  TippahCounty(18) Tippah County (18)
Bolivar is the county seat for Hardeman County
Adjacent to Hardeman County, Tennessee
      Chester County (13)  
      Fayette County (18)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Madison County (107)  
      McNairy County (44)  
      Alcorn County, Mississippi (68)  
      Benton County, Mississippi (6)  
      Tippah County, Mississippi (18)  
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1 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — BolivarStrategic Position
Located midway between Memphis and Corinth, Mississippi, Bolivar's position on the Hatchie River (a navigable route to the Mississippi River) and its junction of north-south railroads made it a strategic location for both armies. By the fall of . . . Map (db m84786) HM
2 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — Hardeman County Confederate Memorial
(South face) To the Confederate dead of Hardeman County Tennessee (West face) Hardeman County erects this monument to the memory of her sons, fallen in the service of the Confederate States (East face) In hope of a joyful . . . Map (db m168733) WM
3 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — Hardeman County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and glory of those of Hardeman County who served their country in The Spanish American War World Wars I & II The Korean Conflict. The Vietnam WarMap (db m171370) WM
4 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 28 — John Houston Bills1800-1871
Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Bills settled in Bolivar, or Hatchie Town, as it was then called, in 1821. A successful merchant, planter, real estate operator and politician, he was also an extensive traveler and a diarist. Bills purchased . . . Map (db m84785) HM
5 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 7 — Old Hatchie Town
Here in early days was Fowler's Ferry, at the head of steamboat navigation on the Hatchie River. A town, named Hatchie, was established in 1819. In 1824, because of repeated floods, the town was moved about 2 miles south and named Bolivar, in honor . . . Map (db m51781) HM
6 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 27 — Polk Cemetery
The land was acquired by James K. Polk, Jr. and others on October 23, 1845 as a family cemetery for the descendents of Ezekiel Polk. Colonel Polk, the patriarch of the Polk family in Tennessee, was the grandfather of President James Knox Polk. The . . . Map (db m148497) HM
7 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 23 — St. James Episcopal ChurchOne Block
Organized April 17, 1834. The Present edifice, completed 1870 and consecrated by Bishop Charles T. Quintard, replaced a brick building built in 1840. The memorial window for Gen. Otho F. Strahl and Lt. John Marsh, both killed in the Battle of . . . Map (db m81775) HM
8 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — The Columns
The Columns (G.T. Ingram Home) Built 1860. A hospital during Civil War.Map (db m168742) HM
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9 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 42 — Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal 1838
The old Savannah-Bolivar Road, aligned with present-day US Hwy 64. was the route taken by approximately 660 Cherokees led by John Bell and military escort US Army Lieutenant Edward Deas. John Bell was a signer of the Treaty of New Echota which set . . . Map (db m164129) HM
10 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Grand Junction — 4C 39 — First Bird Dog Field Trials
Tennessee State Sportsmen's Association hosted America's first public bird dog field trial near Memphis in 1874. Field trials began at Grand Junction in 1881. Various clubs hosted annual trials here. Grand Junction hosted its first National Field . . . Map (db m19243) HM
11 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Grand Junction — Grand JunctionCrossroads of Conflict
Grand Junction is named for its location, where the Memphis and Charleston and Mississippi Central Railroads intersect, and was strategically important to both Confederate and Union forces. After defeats at Shiloh and Corinth, Confederates tore up . . . Map (db m37277) HM
12 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Grand Junction — The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc.
Under whose aegis provided facilities for The National Bird Dog Museum Dedicated February 16, 1991 The Field Trial Hall of Fame Dedicated September 24, 1994 The Wildlife Heritage Center Dedicated September 20, . . . Map (db m171478) HM
13 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Hickory Valley — 4C 36 — Sassafras Mill1920 - 1974
This is the boiler portion of the sassafras mill that operated in Hickory Valley. It took native sassafras roots and processed them into an aromatic oil used in medicine, perfume, and flavoring. A man with a mule regularly dug a ton of roots a day . . . Map (db m51795) HM
14 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Middleburg — 4C 32 — Battle of MiddleburgAugust 30, 1862
Ordered to raid Federal supply lines in West Tennessee, Confederate General Frank C. Armstrong rode north from Holly Springs, Mississippi in August 1862, with a large force of cavalry. Near this spot on August 30, Armstrong engaged a Union brigade . . . Map (db m51736) HM
15 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Pocahontas — Battle of Davis Bridge
Front In memory of the men who fought here October 5, 1862 BATTLE OF DAVIS BRIDGE Poor is the nation that has no heroes Shameful is the nation that has them and forgets. CONFEDERATE Back Duty is the . . . Map (db m62459) WM
16 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Pocahontas — 4C 22 — Battle of Davis BridgeOctober 5, 1862
Here a force of three brigades under Major General E.O.C. Ord, USA, enroute from Bolivar to Corinth, seized high ground to the east and turned aside the Confederate Army of W. Tennessee, retiring to Holly Springs after its abortive attack on . . . Map (db m19241) HM
17 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Pocahontas — Engagement at Davis BridgeOctober 5, 1862
By late spring 1862, United States forces in the West threatened to cut the Confederacy in two, having captured both New Orleans and Memphis on the Mississippi River, and the vital railroad hub at Corinth, Mississippi, thereby severing the Memphis & . . . Map (db m56129) HM
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18 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Pocahontas — Hell on the HatchieEngagement at Davis Bridge — October 5, 1862 —
Here along the Hatchie River, Confederate and Union forces fought a short but brutal battle. Repulsed with devastating losses from an unsuccessful attempt to retake Corinth, the Confederates discovered their retreat blocked when Union troops from . . . Map (db m56144) HM
19 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Whiteville — 4C 4 — Hardeman County/Fayette County
(obverse) Hardeman County Established 1823: named in honor of Thomas Jones Hardeman Captain in War of 1812; colonel of Tennessee militia in the fighting before New Orleans; quartermaster, Jackson’s Natchez expedition, 1812. . . . Map (db m63088) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023