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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Germantown, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Davidson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Davidson County, TN (527) Cheatham County, TN (13) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (192) Sumner County, TN (73) Williamson County, TN (339) Wilson County, TN (44)  DavidsonCounty(527) Davidson County (527)  CheathamCounty(13) Cheatham County (13)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(192) Rutherford County (192)  SumnerCounty(73) Sumner County (73)  WilliamsonCounty(339) Williamson County (339)  WilsonCounty(44) Wilson County (44)
Location of Germantown, Tennessee
    Davidson County (527)
    Cheatham County (13)
    Robertson County (39)
    Rutherford County (192)
    Sumner County (73)
    Williamson County (339)
    Wilson County (44)
 
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1Tennessee (Davidson County), Germantown — 179 — Germantown Brewery District
Germantown was home to many 19th-cen. European immigrants who brought their trade skills to Nashville, including brewing. By 1865 Germantown was home to 4 breweries: North Nashville Brewery (C. Kreig); Rock City Brewery (F. Kuhn); Cumberland Brewery . . . Map (db m163414) HM
2Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Bedford PlantationEstablished 1997
The land that is now Bedford Plantation subdivision was once part of 640 acres owned by Julian Bedford (1825-1879), and Virginia R. Kenney Bedford (1830-1916), who settled in 1851 at what was to be known as the Bailey Station community. They . . . Map (db m149053) HM
3Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Confederate GermantownShelby Grays, 4th Tennessee Infantry
Although in 1860, Germantown numbered fewer than 300 people, almost every able-bodied man—85 of them—enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. They formed the Shelby Grays and were designated Co. A, 4th Tennessee Infantry. The regiment, . . . Map (db m162731) HM
4Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Fort Germantown
This was the site of a Civil War earthwork redoubt built by the Union Army as part of a series of forts guarding the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The fort is thought to have been built in June 1863 by the 49th Illinois Infantry Regiment and used . . . Map (db m74839) HM
5Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — 386 — Fortunate SurvivorGermantown Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
This is the only Germantown church to survive the war, while the town suffered because of its strategic location on the Memphis & Charlestown Railroad. Many male members of the congregation joined the 4th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), while others . . . Map (db m121840) HM
6Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Germantown Baptist Church
Organized circa 1836 as New Hope Baptist Church. Ground given in 1841 by Wilks Brooks, whose family was active in life of the Church for many years. Original building was burned in 1862 when Federal forces had command of community. Present building . . . Map (db m162738) HM
7Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Germantown Cemetery
Founded by Germantown Methodist Episcopal Church on land bought in 1840 from George P. and Nicey B. Shepherd, early subdividers of the village, this cemetery served the whole community for 125 years. A stone fragment dated 1843 marks the earliest . . . Map (db m84552) HM
8Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Germantown, Tennessee
The City began in 1833 as the hamlet of Pea Ridge, was renamed Germantown in 1836 and incorporated in 1841. The City of Germantown now includes the site of historic Nashoba Plantation. Union troops occupied the town during the Civil War. Yellow . . . Map (db m74837) HM
9Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — John Gray Historic House
One of the oldest surviving brick residences in Shelby County, the John Gray House, built prior to 1851, is a rare example of a Federal Period hall and parlor plan, middle-class farmhouse. Originally located in Morning Sun, near Eads, it was moved . . . Map (db m83728) HM
10Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Neshoba Junior High School
Land near the present church site was provided to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church by Mrs. Florida Thompson, a member of a prominent white family of Germantown. The land was made available for a church structure, known then as a brush arbor, . . . Map (db m143164) HM
11Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Oaklawn Garden
The house was built in 1854 on Wm. Carter's land. Its 493 acres were subdivided in 1872. In 1918 Fritz Hussy and Mamie Cloyes owned and named 20 acres Oaklawn Garden. Harry and Becky Cloyes established a botanical garden and museum of historic . . . Map (db m76905) HM
12Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — Raiding the RailsCivil War in Germantown 1862
During the Civil War, the railroad in front of you was the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Union forces occupied the area soon after the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh and the capture of Memphis on June 6. they used the railroad to transport troops and . . . Map (db m107968) HM
13Tennessee (Shelby County), Germantown — War Comes to GermantownGuarding the Railroad
In 1861, Germantown was divided between secessionists and unionists until the news of Fort Sumter and President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers tilted the balance in favor of secession. Germantown women announced on April 26, “We…offer . . . Map (db m82844) HM
 
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