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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bolivar, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Hardeman 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> Hardeman County, TN (19) Chester County, TN (13) Fayette County, TN (18) Haywood County, TN (46) Madison County, TN (123) McNairy County, TN (45) Alcorn County, MS (69) Benton County, MS (6) Tippah County, MS (18)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)  ChesterCounty(13) Chester County (13)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  MadisonCounty(123) Madison County (123)  McNairyCounty(45) McNairy County (45)  AlcornCountyMississippi(69) Alcorn County (69)  BentonCounty(6) Benton County (6)  TippahCounty(18) Tippah County (18)
Bolivar is the county seat for Hardeman County
Bolivar is in Hardeman County
      Hardeman County (19)  
      Chester County (13)  
      Fayette County (18)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Madison County (123)  
      McNairy County (45)  
      Alcorn County, Mississippi (69)  
      Benton County, Mississippi (6)  
      Tippah County, Mississippi (18)  
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1 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — BolivarStrategic Position
Located midway between Memphis and Corinth, Mississippi, Bolivar's position on the Hatchie River (a navigable route to the Mississippi River) and its junction of north-south railroads made it a strategic location for both armies. By the fall of . . . Map (db m84786) HM
2 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — Hardeman County Confederate Memorial
(South face) To the Confederate dead of Hardeman County Tennessee (West face) Hardeman County erects this monument to the memory of her sons, fallen in the service of the Confederate States (East face) In hope of a joyful . . . Map (db m168733) WM
3 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — Hardeman County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and glory of those of Hardeman County who served their country in The Spanish American War World Wars I & II The Korean Conflict. The Vietnam WarMap (db m171370) WM
4 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 28 — John Houston Bills1800-1871
Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Bills settled in Bolivar, or Hatchie Town, as it was then called, in 1821. A successful merchant, planter, real estate operator and politician, he was also an extensive traveler and a diarist. Bills purchased . . . Map (db m84785) HM
5 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 7 — Old Hatchie Town
Here in early days was Fowler's Ferry, at the head of steamboat navigation on the Hatchie River. A town, named Hatchie, was established in 1819. In 1824, because of repeated floods, the town was moved about 2 miles south and named Bolivar, in honor . . . Map (db m51781) HM
6 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 27 — Polk Cemetery
The land was acquired by James K. Polk, Jr. and others on October 23, 1845 as a family cemetery for the descendents of Ezekiel Polk. Colonel Polk, the patriarch of the Polk family in Tennessee, was the grandfather of President James Knox Polk. The . . . Map (db m148497) HM
7 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 23 — St. James Episcopal ChurchOne Block
Organized April 17, 1834. The Present edifice, completed 1870 and consecrated by Bishop Charles T. Quintard, replaced a brick building built in 1840. The memorial window for Gen. Otho F. Strahl and Lt. John Marsh, both killed in the Battle of . . . Map (db m81775) HM
8 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — The Columns
The Columns (G.T. Ingram Home) Built 1860. A hospital during Civil War.Map (db m168742) HM
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9 Tennessee, Hardeman County, Bolivar — 4C 42 — Trail of Tears Cherokee Removal 1838
The old Savannah-Bolivar Road, aligned with present-day US Hwy 64. was the route taken by approximately 660 Cherokees led by John Bell and military escort US Army Lieutenant Edward Deas. John Bell was a signer of the Treaty of New Echota which set . . . Map (db m164129) HM
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Jun. 12, 2024