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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tipton County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Tipton 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> Tipton County, TN (34) Fayette County, TN (18) Haywood County, TN (46) Lauderdale County, TN (19) Shelby County, TN (490) Crittenden County, AR (27) Mississippi County, AR (52)  TiptonCounty(34) Tipton County (34)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  LauderdaleCounty(19) Lauderdale County (19)  ShelbyCounty(490) Shelby County (490)  CrittendenCountyArkansas(27) Crittenden County (27)  MississippiCounty(52) Mississippi County (52)
Covington is the county seat for Tipton County
Adjacent to Tipton County, Tennessee
      Fayette County (18)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Lauderdale County (19)  
      Shelby County (490)  
      Crittenden County, Arkansas (27)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (52)  
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1 Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — Atoka Evangelical Presbyterian Church
In 1829 a group of Scotch-Irish pioneers, principally from Chester and Fairfield Districts. S.C., settled in this area and organized a Presbyterian Church around the year 1831 in a local meeting house located two miles east of this point in the . . . Map (db m179155) HM
2 Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — 4E 12 — Randolph
6½ miles. This Mississippi River hamlet was Memphis’ early rival for commercial supremacy & was the state’s biggest western shipping point in 1830. It declined after David Crockett’s plan for Hatchie–Tennessee River canal failed. The town . . . Map (db m63180) HM
3 Tennessee, Tipton County, Atoka — 4E 80 — Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Organized June 19, 1836 by Rev. Henry Bryson, D.D., with 53 members. First house of worship was a log house built on 4 acres donated by Abner Mathews. First pastor, Rev. John Wilson, served from 1837 to 1865. Having fostered at least five other . . . Map (db m179153) HM
4 Tennessee, Tipton County, Brighton — 4E 120 — Tipton County Confederate Reunion
Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported . . . Map (db m74742) HM
5 Tennessee, Tipton County, Brighton, Hilltop — Clopton United Methodist Church
Anthony Clopton gave this land for a Methodist Church in the 1830's – lush trees and flowing springs made the grounds ideal for “brush arbor” revivals, the early spiritual refreshment of the community. This tranquil setting was disturbed by the . . . Map (db m221442) HM
6 Tennessee, Tipton County, Charleston — Charleston United Methodist Church and Cemetery
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200752) HM
7 Tennessee, Tipton County, Charleston — Rev. James McFerrin1784-1840
Born the same year as American Methodism, this 1812 soldier and farmer was converted at a camp meeting and was 20 years à Methodist preacher. He came to this community in 1834, became pastor of Wesley Circuit and died the year the Memphis Conference . . . Map (db m200741) HM
8 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Augustus Hill Garland(1832 - 1899)
The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator . . . Map (db m63178) HM
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9 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 78 — Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland. . . . Map (db m63177) HM
10 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Canaan Missionary Baptist Church HistoryOrganized in 1868
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1868, two miles northwest of Covington on Leighs Chapel Road under a bush arbor. In 1875, the 1st small frame building was erected on what is now known as North Main Street. In 1885, a . . . Map (db m200715) HM
11 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 87 — Charles B. Simonton
A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state . . . Map (db m74696) HM
12 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 57 — Frances Boyd Calhoun
The author of “Miss Minerva and William Green Hill,” is buried ½ mi. southwest of here in Munford Cemetery. Born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Dec. 23, 1867, she moved to Covington in 1880. She married George Barret Calhoun in 1903. Her . . . Map (db m200729) HM
13 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — General Jacob Tipton
Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C., d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in . . . Map (db m74663) WM
14 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Hotel Lindo
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200722) HM
15 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Isaac Hayes — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Isaac Hayes' symphonic soul records, together with his dramatic stage presence, exerted a profound influence upon soul, funk, disco and rap music. Early in his career he worked in commercial rhythm 'n' blues as a songwriter, session musician and . . . Map (db m200720) HM
16 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 121 — Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V.
In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, . . . Map (db m74655) HM
17 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford ForrestSeptember 22, 1876, Covington, Tennessee
Soldiers of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, ladies and gentlemen: I name the soldiers first because I love them the best. I am extremely pleased to meet with you here today. I love the gallant men and women with whom I was so intimately . . . Map (db m74659) HM
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18 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 25 — Mt. Carmel Church2.6 mi. →
Founded in 1834, by James Holmes, a former missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, with the assistance of settlers from Bethany, Iredell County, N.C., the first church was built here in 1836, the congregation having previously met in a stable. Besides . . . Map (db m200739) HM
19 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
est. 1834 – built 1854 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200733) HM
20 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200737) HM
21 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — The Site of Byars-Hall High School
In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall. Byars was headmaster of the male . . . Map (db m74661) HM
22 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 4E 115 — Thomas GoodeRevolutionary Soldier — 1760-1846 —
Thomas Goode was born on February 13 1760 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A descendant of John Goode, a colonist who settled in Virginia in 1660. Thomas served in the Continental Army (1776-1778) with Gen. George Washington and participated in the . . . Map (db m74664) HM WM
23 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — 1894 — Tipton County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m74739) WM
24 Tennessee, Tipton County, Covington — Tipton County in the Civil WarBehind the Lines
"The end of an evil year in the history of America—what another year will bring forth remained to be seen—perhaps and most likely the bloodiest war ever known in America, God forbid!" — Tipton County Court Clerk John T. . . . Map (db m74738) HM
25 Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q
founded in 1923 by Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams in Mason, TN has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200755) HM
26 Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — Richland
Dedicated to the memory of those buried nearby at Richland, the plantation home of William Alexander Somervill, I 1845-1868 • Josephine Amelia, daughter, age 3 • Jane Eppes Fraser Claiborne 1782-1868 • Her four sons: • Devereaux . . . Map (db m221735) HM
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27 Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — 4E 11 — Trinity In The Fields
2½ mi. N. this Protestant Episcopal chapel was built on land given by Maj. William Taylor in 1847. It replaced St. Andrews, established 1834, burned 1845. First rector was the Rev. James W. Rogers. Descendants of the original communicants make . . . Map (db m53121) HM
28 Tennessee, Tipton County, Mason — Vineland
Dedicated to the memory of those buried nearby at Vineland, the plantation home of George Tarry Taylor and Mary Goodloe Somervill 1847 – 1886 Among those buried here are: George Tarry Taylor 1804-1886 • Mary Goodloe Somervill 1805-1858 • . . . Map (db m221739) HM
29 Tennessee, Tipton County, Munford — Mt. Zion — Munford
Following the removal of the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church South to this place in 1852, a small, unplanned village known as Mt. Zion sprang up on the adjoining lands of Arthur Forbes Wooten, who first settled this point in 1835. The Post . . . Map (db m179157) HM
30 Tennessee, Tipton County, Munford — Munford United Methodist Church
In 1840, Mt. Zion Church on the Randolph Circuit was organized by Rev. Isaac Sullivan. In 1866 it was moved to town and renamed. The present building was built in 1911. This was the only church in the community for 71 years. With the support of this . . . Map (db m179159) HM
31 Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Fort Wright, C.S.A.April 24, 1861—June 5, 1862
Lincolns call for troops to invade the south prompted Gov. Isham G. Harris to send Tennessee militia here to defend the Mississippi valley. During the next two years, 6,000 Confederate volunteers camped on these bluffs, drilling and . . . Map (db m102393) HM WM
32 Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Randolph
Randolph was Memphis' early rival for commercial supremacy and was the state's biggest western shipping point in 1830. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest trained here. The powder magazine at Fort Wright remains as testimony to Randolph's participation in the . . . Map (db m74749) HM
33 Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Randolph United Methodist Church
Randolph was settled in the early 1800's and became a large river port. Rev. Samuel R. Davidson was appointed the first pastor by the Tennessee Conference in 1834. A congregation formed and built a church. During the Civil War the town was burned. . . . Map (db m74751) HM
34 Tennessee, Tipton County, Randolph — Twin DefensesForts Randolph and Wright
The village of Randolph played a significant early role in the Confederate defense of the Mississippi River. Here in April 1861, the state built training camps for the Provisional Army of Tennessee that Gov. Isham G. Harris had established. As part . . . Map (db m74747) HM
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Feb. 28, 2024