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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weakley County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Weakley 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> Weakley County, TN (6) Carroll County, TN (31) Gibson County, TN (41) Henry County, TN (25) Obion County, TN (35) Graves County, KY (17) Hickman County, KY (19)  WeakleyCounty(6) Weakley County (6)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  GibsonCounty(41) Gibson County (41)  HenryCounty(25) Henry County (25)  ObionCounty(35) Obion County (35)  GravesCountyKentucky(17) Graves County (17)  HickmanCounty(19) Hickman County (19)
Dresden is the county seat for Weakley County
Adjacent to Weakley County, Tennessee
      Carroll County (31)  
      Gibson County (41)  
      Henry County (25)  
      Obion County (35)  
      Graves County, Kentucky (17)  
      Hickman County, Kentucky (19)  
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1 Tennessee, Weakley County, Dresden — 4A 39 — Weakley County
Weakley County was established Oct. 21, 1823, and named for Robert Weakley, then Speaker of the State Senate. In 1825, John Terrell gave 39 acres for the county seat. Martin Lawler, Richard Ridgeway, John R. Shultz, Perry Vincent, and Mears Warner, . . . Map (db m83162) HM
2 Tennessee, Weakley County, Dresden — Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Memorial
(front/south side) In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Weakley County, Tennessee 1861-1865 (west side) Weakley County Confederate soldiers participated in all the western battles among which are: Belmont, Donaldson, Shiloh, . . . Map (db m127898) WM
3 Tennessee, Weakley County, Gleason — 4A 40 — Janes Mill
A large water-powered mill was established during the 1830s on the middle fork of the Obion River, north of Gleason. It produced lumber, two grades of flour, shorts, cornmeal, and cracked corn for feed, which were shipped by flatboat to New . . . Map (db m155914) HM
4 Tennessee, Weakley County, Martin — 4A 23 — The University of Tennessee at Martin
Founded in 1900 by local Baptists as Hall-Moody Institute, later Hall-Moody Junior College. Following acquisition by Martin and Weakley County, State Legislature placed the College under The University of Tennessee in 1927; made it degree-granting . . . Map (db m155916) HM
5 Tennessee, Weakley County, Palmersville — 4A 44 — Civil War SkirmishMay 6, 1862
May 6, 1862: Col. Thomas Claiborne's Sixth Confederate Cavalry attacked and destroyed three companies of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry at Lockridge Mill about 1 mile north on the north Fork of the Obion River. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry was under the Command . . . Map (db m127152) HM
6 Tennessee, Weakley County, Sharon — New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1849
This church is a memorial to our heavenly father, and to the devoted pioneers of the land. “So built we the wall for all the people had a mind to work.” Nehemiah 4:6Map (db m155915) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023