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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Henry County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Henry 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> Henry County, TN (28) Benton County, TN (21) Carroll County, TN (31) Stewart County, TN (91) Weakley County, TN (6) Calloway County, KY (22) Graves County, KY (17)  HenryCounty(28) Henry County (28)  BentonCounty(21) Benton County (21)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  StewartCounty(91) Stewart County (91)  WeakleyCounty(6) Weakley County (6)  CallowayCountyKentucky(22) Calloway County (22)  GravesCounty(17) Graves County (17)
Paris is the county seat for Henry County
Adjacent to Henry County, Tennessee
      Benton County (21)  
      Carroll County (31)  
      Stewart County (91)  
      Weakley County (6)  
      Calloway County, Kentucky (22)  
      Graves County, Kentucky (17)  
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1 Tennessee, Henry County, Buchanan — Naval WarfareControlling the Tennessee River
This was a busy landing and crossing point on the Tennessee River; a waterway of strategic importance during the war. After the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in February 1862, the Confederates’ hope of maintaining control of Paris Landing . . . Map (db m109035) HM
2 Tennessee, Henry County, Buchanan — Prelude to Johnsonville
In early March 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman took command of the Union armies in the war's Western Theater. His immediate strategy was to move from his base in Chattanooga toward Atlanta, capture the city's Confederate supply depot, and in the . . . Map (db m225310) HM
3 Tennessee, Henry County, Buchanan — Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion
This section of Scott Fitzhugh Bridge that once spanned the Tennessee River at Paris Landing is preserved on this site as a memorial to Mr. Fitzhugh, Paris attorney who served as Speaker of the State Senate. The original bridge, built in 1930, was . . . Map (db m225311) HM
4 Tennessee, Henry County, Buchanan — That Devil Forrest
Supply by River and Rail Beginning with the capture of Nashville by the Union army in February 1862, hundreds of thousands of tons of materials flowed from northern industrial and agricultural areas south, through Louisville, Kentucky . . . Map (db m225314) HM
5 Tennessee, Henry County, Mansfield — Manley's Chapel United Methodist Church
When the Jackson Purchase was opened to settlement in 1818, one of Asbury's circuit riders, John Manley, located and took up land near here. He organized Manley's Chapel, probably the first church in the Purchase area, in 1821. Tennessee Conference . . . Map (db m192703) HM
6 Tennessee, Henry County, Mansfield — 4A 36 — Skirmish at Mansfield
In the month cf March, 1864, Company G, Seventh Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, was detailed to escort Tennessee's Governor Isham Green Harris to Paris. Near Mansfield they encountered a detachment of Federal soldiers and a spirited engagement took . . . Map (db m179622) HM
7 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 29 — Battle of Paris
On this ridge on March 11, 1862, 450 Confederate troops under the command of Major H. Clay King, 1st Kentucky Battalion, Cavalry, and Stack's and McCutchan's unattached Tennessee Companies were attacked by Federal troops from Fort Henry. 20 . . . Map (db m52841) HM
8 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Confederate SoldiersHenry Co.
Henry Co. Confederate SoldiersMap (db m109043) WM
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9 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 59 — David Edward Jackson
David Jackson was a famous Rocky Mountain fur trader, explorer, businessperson, and namesake for Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the Teton region. During the War of 1812, he served as an Ensign in Ohio. In January 1837 Jackson traveled to Paris, . . . Map (db m142326) HM
10 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Dr. Bobby Jones — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Singer, evangelist and educator Dr. Bobby Jones popularized African-American gospel music on cable television. He became known as the "Ed Sullivan of Gospel Music." His Black Entertainment Television (BET) show, "Bobby Jones Gospel," ran from 1980 . . . Map (db m179617) HM
11 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — E. W. Grove High School
Built in 1906 First privately endowed public high school Smith Hughes Grant FFA chapter in United StatesMap (db m155863) HM
12 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 48 — E.W. Grove-Henry County High School
The E. W. Grove-Henry County High School was one of Tennessee's first privately-endowed public high schools. Chattanooga architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed Grove Tower, the school's first building. The cornerstone, laid on June 26, 1906, . . . Map (db m155862) HM
13 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 49 — Edwin Wiley Grove1850-1927
Born in Hardeman County, E.W. Grove came to Paris, Tennessee, in 1874 as a pharmacist. He developed in 1878 Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic, which was sold worldwide through the Paris Medicine Company, as a malaria treatment and preventative. By 1891, . . . Map (db m108997) HM
14 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — First Presbyterian Church
First congregation formed in the 1820s on Market Street Worshipped in building on Poplar Street 1866 - 1913 First Sunday school class formed by J.S. Brown in 1860 First vacation bible school in Paris — 1890 Worshipped in Circuit . . . Map (db m155870) HM
15 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 32 — Forrest at Paris Landing
On October 28, 1864, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, C.S.A., began his famous Johnsonville Raid by placing masked batteries on the banks of the Tennessee River here at Paris Landing and about five miles north at abandoned Fort Heiman. With the use . . . Map (db m81946) HM
16 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 37 — Gov. James D. Porter Home
The home of James D. Porter, Tennessee Governor 1875-79, was designed by and built for Thomas Wall Crawford in 1848, later owned by the Dunlap family, and inherited by Porters wife, Susanna, in 1887. After many years of public service, . . . Map (db m155864) HM
17 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 51 — Governor Thomas Clarke Rye
Tom C. Rye was born in Camden on June 2, 1863. He moved to Paris, Tennessee in 1902, where he was elected attorney general of the 13th Judicial District. Rye was governor of Tennessee, 1915-1919. He supported prohibition and the Ouster Law, which . . . Map (db m155827) HM
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18 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Henry County Courthouse
Built in 1896 — West Tennessee's oldest working courthouse Court-first held in Peter Wall's home in 1821. A log courthouse built in Clifty 1823. Two story brick courthouse erected on this land in 1825 and replaced in 1852. The . . . Map (db m155871) HM
19 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 52 — Henry County Courthouse / Henry County
(Front): Henry County Courthouse This Courthouse was designed by Reuben Harrison Hunt of Chattanooga and built by Ed M. Wallen of New Decatur, Alabama, in 1896. It is the third courthouse on this site and is one of West Tennessee's . . . Map (db m81947) HM
20 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 15 — James Davis Porter
Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant . . . Map (db m108999) HM
21 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 38 — John DeWitt Clinton Atkins(1825-1908)
Born in Henry County, J.D.C. Atkins was a member, Tenn. General Assembly, 1849-53 and 1855-57; U.S. Congressman, 1857-59 and 1873-83; Lt. Col., 5th TN Infantry, CSA. 1861; Rep., Confederate Congress, 1861-65; co-founder, Paris Intelligencer, 1867; . . . Map (db m108998) HM
22 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — 4A 45 — John Wesley Crockett1807-52
From 1837 to 1841, John W. Crockett, the son of David Crockett, represented the same congressional district as his father, after the legendary frontiersman died at the Alamo in 1836. He married Martha Hamilton in 1828 and practiced law in Paris. . . . Map (db m109045) HM
23 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Mandle/Harding House
Built by Barton Lasater in 1920. Purchased 1923 by Sidney Mandle, owner of Kentucky/Tennessee Clay Company. Bricks made in Puryear from Henry County clay. Remodeled and expanded in 1933 to a Colonial design with Georgian Revival influence . . . Map (db m155866) HM
24 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Paris City Cemetery
Wrought iron section removed from the original court house lawn in 1894 and installed on the Ruff Street side North, east and south sides installed in 1972 Wrought iron section completed 1999 Funded by Paris City Cemetery . . . Map (db m155873) HM
25 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Paris Henry County Heritage Center
Home of O.C. Barton Built 1914 Museum for cultural and historical activities to enhance the present and futureMap (db m155912) HM
26 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Robert E. Lee School
This historic site was dedicated to education in 1825 by the founding citizens of Paris and Henry County. It was the Paris Male Academy, a private school, until 1881, when public education began as the Paris City School. Around 1906 the building . . . Map (db m155913) HM
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27 Tennessee, Henry County, Paris — Slave
"Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty of public responsibility. It must not be denied them.” Dr. W. Mordecai Johnson, Educator, . . . Map (db m109044)
28 Tennessee, Henry County, Routon — 4A 41 — Camp Tyson
Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson U.S. Senator and veteran of the Spanish-American and First World wars, Camp Tyson was the only barrage balloon training center in the U.S. Army during World War II. Construction began on this 6,115 . . . Map (db m32471) HM
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Sep. 22, 2023