“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alexandria, Tennessee

Clickable Map of DeKalb 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> DeKalb County, TN (15) Cannon County, TN (9) Putnam County, TN (32) Smith County, TN (15) Warren County, TN (25) White County, TN (23) Wilson County, TN (45)  DeKalbCounty(15) DeKalb County (15)  CannonCounty(9) Cannon County (9)  PutnamCounty(32) Putnam County (32)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)  WarrenCounty(25) Warren County (25)  WhiteCounty(23) White County (23)  WilsonCounty(45) Wilson County (45)
Location of Alexandria, Tennessee
    DeKalb County (15)
    Cannon County (9)
    Putnam County (32)
    Smith County (15)
    Warren County (25)
    White County (23)
    Wilson County (45)
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1Tennessee (DeKalb County), Alexandria — 2D 27 — DeKalb County Fair
On Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) 0.1 miles east of Hillwood Acres, on the right when traveling east.
North ½ mile, the first fair was held October 15-17, 1856, on the south bank of Hickman Creek. The buildings were destroyed by Federal troops in 1863 and rebuilt across the creek 9 years later. There, despite fire and flood, the fair has been . . . Map (db m150175) HM
2Tennessee (Dekalb County), Alexandria — Gen. John H. Morgan CSA
On West Main Street west of High Street (Tennessee Route 53), on the left when traveling west.
Side 1-Gen. John H. Morgan CSA Side 2-Gen. Morgan left here Dec. 21, 1862, with 2,500 horsemen on his Kentucky Christmas Raid. The raid concluded in Smithville Jan. 5, 1863, after the raiders captured 1887 enemy soldiers and destroyed $2,000,000 in . . . Map (db m74323) WM
3Tennessee (Dekalb County), Alexandria — Morgan in AlexandriaPreparing for a Raid
On West Main Street west of High Street (Tennessee Route 53), on the left when traveling west.
From late in 1862 to mid-1863, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg fortified his defenses in Middle Tennessee while Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans reinforced his army. To disrupt the extended Federal communication and supply lines, late in 1862 Bragg . . . Map (db m74322) HM
4Tennessee (DeKalb County), Alexandria — 2D 18 — Morgan's Ohio RaidJune 11, 1863
On Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) at Foutch Road, on the right when traveling north on Nashville Highway.
The raid by Brig. Gen John H. Morgan's Cavalry Division into Indiana and Ohio began here. Units were the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Kentucky Cavalry, and the 9th Tennessee Calvary, with attached artillery. Brig. Gen. Basil Duke and . . . Map (db m110553) HM
5Tennessee (DeKalb County), Alexandria — 2D 30 — Wheeler School
On Nashville Highway (U.S. 70) at Goose Creek Road, on the right when traveling east on Nashville Highway.
Wheeler School for Blacks was established during the Reconstruction period in Wilson County on land donated by Captain J.D. Wheeler, formerly of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A. Renowned Black educator W. E. B. DuBois taught at the school during . . . Map (db m150174) HM
May. 7, 2021