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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brownsville
Brownsville, Tennessee and Vicinity
▶ Haywood County (14) ▶ Crockett County (6) ▶ Fayette County (16) ▶ Hardeman County (14) ▶ Lauderdale County (15) ▶ Madison County (49) ▶ Tipton County (17)
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|The Army National Guard predates the founding of our nation by almost one hundred fifty years. It is the oldest component of our armed forces. Today's National Guard is the direct descendent of the militias of the thirteen original colonies. The . . . — — Map (db m52989) HM|
|Hiram S. and Miles Bradford inaugurated this landing in 1824. Together with Brownsville Landing, 10 miles upriver, it was a river terminal for the first settlers and commerce in this area. Hiram Bradford established the first cotton gin and store in . . . — — Map (db m53034) HM|
|Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824. — — Map (db m53001) HM|
|Dunbar, the first permanent school for persons of African descent in Brownsville, was built in the late 1860s with money raised by the black community. John Gloster was principal from 1886 to 1915. Many early graduates studied at Roger Williams . . . — — Map (db m53003) HM|
Elbert Williams, an African American Haywood County native, was one of the early members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) killed in the United States for his civil rights work. He and his wife Annie became . . . — — Map (db m148798) HM|
|Born May 9, 1775, Bucks County, PA. Appointed Brig. Gen. U.S. Army July 19, 1813. Distinguished himself in War of 1812 at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Was severely wounded at Niagara. Senior officer of U.S. Army at war's end. First commissioners . . . — — Map (db m52987) HM|
|1.8 miles. This community was settled in 1826 by the Rev. Howell Taylor and his five sons. Haywood County's first schoolhouse was here; it also served as a church. The Taylor Kinfolks Camp Meeting was held here annually for over a century. — — Map (db m52978) HM|
|On this site stood the Wesleyan Female College, started circa 1869. This institution offered courses in ancient and modern languages, instrumental music, vocal lessons and ornamental branches, with collegiate, academic and primary departments. . . . — — Map (db m119112) HM|