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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marshall County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Marshall 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> Marshall County, TN (32) Bedford County, TN (35) Giles County, TN (73) Lincoln County, TN (55) Maury County, TN (124) Rutherford County, TN (227) Williamson County, TN (416)  MarshallCounty(32) Marshall County (32)  BedfordCounty(35) Bedford County (35)  GilesCounty(73) Giles County (73)  LincolnCounty(55) Lincoln County (55)  MauryCounty(124) Maury County (124)  RutherfordCounty(227) Rutherford County (227)  WilliamsonCounty(416) Williamson County (416)
Lewisburg is the county seat for Marshall County
Adjacent to Marshall County, Tennessee
      Bedford County (35)  
      Giles County (73)  
      Lincoln County (55)  
      Maury County (124)  
      Rutherford County (227)  
      Williamson County (416)  
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1 Tennessee, Marshall County, Belfast — J. C. Tate General Merchandise Store
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m196534) HM
2 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — Forrest Boyhood Home — 1830-1833
On land that was originally a Revolutionary War land grant, William and Mariam Beck Forrest purchased a two story log cabin and 180 acres one half mile east. The Forrest family moved to Mississippi in 1833. In 1861 their oldest son, Nathan Bedford, . . . Map (db m74666) HM
3 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — Forrest Boyhood Home — "Wizard of the Saddle"
The Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home, the only surviving house of three that the Forrest family occupied in the northern end of Marshall County, is located a quarter mile ahead of you. In 1830, Forrest's father, William Forrest, bought the . . . Map (db m196648) HM
4 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — Freeman's Battery — Commanded by Samuel L Freeman — General Nathan Bedford Forrest's 1st Artillery Captain —
Freeman's Battery under the command of Captain Samuel L. Freeman, served with General Forrest from October 9, 1862 until April 10, 1863. On that day, while advancing toward Franklin, Tennessee on the Lewisburg Pike, General Forrest's command was . . . Map (db m74668) HM
5 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — 3G 26 — Isaac Rainey — »— 1½ mi →
This Revolutionary veteran is buried in his family plot. Born in Orange Co., N.C., Jan. 12, 1763, he fought as a volunteer infantryman at Guilford Courthouse and elsewhere. A member of the North Carolina House of Commons, 1809-10 and 1814, he came . . . Map (db m151043) HM
6 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — 2 F4 — Marshall County / Williamson County
Marshall County. Established 1836: named in honor of John Marshall of Virginia. Serving in Congress in 1799, he was Secretary of State from 1800 to 1801, and Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. Williamson . . . Map (db m150979) HM
7 Tennessee, Marshall County, Chapel Hill — Swaim House
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission [unreadable] of Historic PlacesMap (db m196660) HM
8 Tennessee, Marshall County, Cornersville — Cornersville Methodist Episcopal Church, South
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission The Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Historic PlacesMap (db m201333) HM
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9 Tennessee, Marshall County, Cornersville — Jake Donelson — Fighting Rooster of the Confederacy
Jake Donelson, a feisty game rooster and the mascot of Co. H, 3rd Tennessee Infantry (CSA), was one of the more colorful participants in the Civil War. Sgt. Jerome B. “Joe” McCanless of Cornersville purchased Jake for a silver dime from . . . Map (db m151105) HM
10 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 1949 Whiteway Lighting System
Replacing the original system erected in the year 1920 by the Fleur-de-lis Club in honor of and in memory of soldiers and sailors who served in World War I Lewisburg Light and Power DepartmentMap (db m196542) HM
11 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 13 — Abner Houston
2 blocks N., was home of this pioneer, who gave the land on which Lewisburg stands. Marshall County's first court met there, Oct. 3, 1836, with Wm. McClure, chairman; David McGahey, Secretary; Jas. Adams, Geo. Cummings, Jas. L. Ewing, John . . . Map (db m151100) HM
12 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Abner Houston Cabin
In this room of the original Abner Houston home the first court of Marshall County met October 3, 1836. Moved and restored by Robert Lewis Chapter DAR October 6, 1957.Map (db m152139) HM
13 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Berlin Rock — 1844 - 1925
Used as a rostrum by Presidents James K. Polk • Andrew Johnson U.S. Senators A,O.P. Nicholson • E.W. Carmack Congressmen Geo. W. Jones • M.P. Gentry U.S.& C.S. • James D. Richardson • W.C. Houston . . . Map (db m152137) HM
14 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 32 — Buford Ellington — 1907-1972
A native of Holmes County, Mississippi, he married Catherine Cheek in 1930. Ten years later he moved to Verona where he farmed and operated a general store until 1953. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1948. Appointed commissioner of . . . Map (db m151051) HM
15 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Civil War in Marshall County — The Courthouse Square
After the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, when the Civil War began, a large majority of Marshall County residents supported the Confederacy. They gathered on the Courthouse Square for war news and information about how and where to enlist. At . . . Map (db m151086) HM
16 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Clay Hill United Methodist Church
Gift of land on 16 February 1877 from J.W. Hutton to the trustees of the Methodist Protestant Church in the annual conference of the Tennessee district. Designed in the carpenter vernacular style, contractor Thomas Slate built the frame building for . . . Map (db m152142) HM
17 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Desert Shield / Desert Storm Monument
In honor of all who served in Operation Desert Shield — Desert Storm for the liberation of Kuwait 1990 — 1991Map (db m151083) WM
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18 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Dixie Theater
. . . Map (db m194496) HM
19 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Ewing Farm
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Ewing Farm of Historic PlacesMap (db m196544) HM
20 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Farmington Confederate Memorial
(front) They fell Oct. 7 1863 sealing with their blood their devotion to the Lost Cause (side) In memory of the gallant dead of Maj. Gen'l Wheelers Cavalry Corps. who fell in an engagement with the . . . Map (db m151062) WM
21 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Farmington Engagement — Confederate Cemetery
The Farmington engagement took place along this road during Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler's October 1-6, 1864, raid through the Sequatchie Valley to cut supply lines to Federal-occupied Chattanooga. Wheeler and his 4,000 cavalrymen captured or . . . Map (db m151054) HM
22 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 14 — Founding of Lewisburg
On Oct. 4, 1836, the county court of Marshall County appointed a committee which built a county courthouse and jail, laid off streets and sold lots in the new town. Members of this committee were James Osborne, William Williams, Joel Yowell, . . . Map (db m151076) HM
23 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 33 — Henry Hollis Horton — 1866-1934
Born in Princeton City, Jackson County, Alabama, Horton was an educator and prominent attorney and farmer. He married Anna Adeline Wilhoite on November 25, 1896. Elected to the state legislature from Franklin County in 1907, he represented . . . Map (db m151047) HM
24 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 30 — Jim Nance McCord
Born in Bedford County on March 17, 1879, Governor McCord had an active private career as a merchant, an auctioneer, and newspaper publisher. In public life he served as a Representative to the United States Congress, 1943-1945; Governor of . . . Map (db m151101) HM
25 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Joe Chase Adams House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m196540) HM
26 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 48 — Jones Training School
On this site, Sunday, October 14. 1951, the newly built Jones Training School was dedicated as an elementary and high school for African American students of Lewisburg and Marshall County. The school was named for Professor Jacob “Jake” Jones, a . . . Map (db m201330) HM
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27 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Marshall County Confederate Memorial
(Southwest side) List of those killed or died in the Confederate States Army from Marshall County. Alexander N. • Alexander W. H. • Alexander J. N. • Allen C. A. • Allen Jo. • Allen Jack • Allen Jas. • Anderson John • Anderson . . . Map (db m151092) WM
28 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Marshall County Veterans Memorial
[Center tablet] In honor to all men and women who made the supreme sacrifice and the ones that served their country and Marshall County to defend our freedom. [Front, left wing] W W I Ervin Beatty • Foster N. Burks • . . . Map (db m151078) WM
29 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — 3G 23 — Polk's Law Office
In a building which stood here, James Knox Polk had an office for the practice of law between the time of his relinquishment of the Governorship of Tennessee in 1841 and his election to the Presidency of the United States in 1844.Map (db m151103) HM
30 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — Revolutionary War Patriots of Marshall County, Tennessee
Elijah Alexander • William Alexander • James Bass • William Bigham • Ezekiel Billington • Daniel Bills • Joseph Brittain • Hezekiah Bryant (Briant) • John F. Carr • Sylvester Chunn • James Coffey • Benjamin Copeland • Lieut. Robert Cowden • Lieut. . . . Map (db m152140) WM
31 Tennessee, Marshall County, Lewisburg — The Historic Ladies Rest Room — 1924
The Ladies Rest Room was erected in 1924 by the Marshall County Court as a place for women and young children to rest, use a toilet, or eat a packed lunch during a visit to town. The building was designed with a large sitting room, a two-stall . . . Map (db m196541) HM
32 Tennessee, Marshall County, Petersburg — 3G 12 — John Medearis
Born in Essex Co., Va., Feb. 22, 1744, he served as an officer in the Revolution, besides making substantial financial contributions to the cause. At the war's end, instead of reimbursement, he accepted a large grant in this area, naming his . . . Map (db m160574) HM
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Nov. 29, 2023