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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Huntingdon, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Carroll 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> Carroll County, TN (31) Benton County, TN (21) Decatur County, TN (13) Gibson County, TN (41) Henderson County, TN (106) Henry County, TN (28) Madison County, TN (123) Weakley County, TN (6)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  BentonCounty(21) Benton County (21)  DecaturCounty(13) Decatur County (13)  GibsonCounty(41) Gibson County (41)  HendersonCounty(106) Henderson County (106)  HenryCounty(28) Henry County (28)  MadisonCounty(123) Madison County (123)  WeakleyCounty(6) Weakley County (6)
Huntingdon is the county seat for Carroll County
Huntingdon is in Carroll County
      Carroll County (31)  
      Benton County (21)  
      Decatur County (13)  
      Gibson County (41)  
      Henderson County (106)  
      Henry County (28)  
      Madison County (123)  
      Weakley County (6)  
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1 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — A Divided LandThe Civil War in Carroll County
When the Civil War began, Carroll County residents were divided about equally between Union and Confederate sympathies and furnished a similar number of soldiers for each army. The well-to-do cotton growers residing in the prime land in the western . . . Map (db m179657) HM
2 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Carroll County Veterans Monument
To all Carroll County veterans who served this nation with honor and glory. May their heroic deeds live forever.Map (db m179660) WM
3 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Carroll County War Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave their lives Mexican War 1846-1848 Company B, Carroll County Guards Tennessee Volunteers John A. Barham • J. B. H. Bigham • W. E. Bledsoe • Samuel W. Bridges • Clark S. Butler • Gilmore S. Butler • Thomas . . . Map (db m179661) WM
4 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Historic Thomas ParkJune 2001
Thomas Park was established in 1906 by the Civic Improvement Club, a women's group whose primary objective was the beautification of their hometown. The Club took on the task of making the area on East Main Street around the train depot more . . . Map (db m179631) HM
5 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 27 — Isaac R. Hawkins
Born in Maury Co., he was an officer of volunteers in the Mexican War. A lifelong staunch Unionist, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Union Party convention of 1860, later an officer in the Federal Army. A delegate to the Republican convention . . . Map (db m52608) HM
6 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — Mudslingers Studio
This site was a portion of the property that was home for Hotel Olive built in 1889 and later burned in 1930. E.H. & Lida Mai Edwards built the service station on the property in 1935 that remained a functioning service station for the downtown area . . . Map (db m179644) HM
7 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 9 — Nathan Nesbitt
Lived and is buried about 3½ miles southeast. On December 9, 1822, he made a trail through the woods to the new county seat, carrying a crosscut saw. Arrived at Huntingdon, he sawed a door in the new log courthouse and thus, as Chairman of the . . . Map (db m52609) HM
8 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 28 — Oak Hill Cemetery
Established in 1822, this cemetery contains the remains of soldiers from every major American war since the establishment of the state. Among those buried here are two from the War of 1812, three from the Mexican War, and thirty-eight from the Civil . . . Map (db m51407) HM
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9 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — 4A 8 — Old Racetrack
Built about 1818 in the area to the east. Here also were held barbecues, barn dances, prize fights and cockfights. Here, according to court records, David Crockett “participated in an affray,” while attending the races. He was fined six . . . Map (db m52584) HM
10 Tennessee, Carroll County, Huntingdon — The Hawkins CousinsTwo West Tennessee Unionists
Although many West Tennessee residents favored secession, Unionism was strong in many areas, particularly in the counties near the Tennessee River. Two of the most notable Unionists lived on the south and north sides of Huntingdon. Isaac R. . . . Map (db m179626) HM
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Apr. 24, 2024