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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manchester, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Coffee 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> Coffee County, TN (67) Bedford County, TN (35) Cannon County, TN (11) Franklin County, TN (106) Grundy County, TN (24) Moore County, TN (11) Rutherford County, TN (226) Warren County, TN (33)  CoffeeCounty(67) Coffee County (67)  BedfordCounty(35) Bedford County (35)  CannonCounty(11) Cannon County (11)  FranklinCounty(106) Franklin County (106)  GrundyCounty(24) Grundy County (24)  MooreCounty(11) Moore County (11)  RutherfordCounty(226) Rutherford County (226)  WarrenCounty(33) Warren County (33)
Manchester is the county seat for Coffee County
Manchester is in Coffee County
      Coffee County (67)  
      Bedford County (35)  
      Cannon County (11)  
      Franklin County (106)  
      Grundy County (24)  
      Moore County (11)  
      Rutherford County (226)  
      Warren County (33)  
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1 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Coffee County UDC Memorial
To honor the memory of the men and women who served and sacrificed during the War Between the states 1861—1865Map (db m158570) WM
2 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Corporal Brian James Schoff
Nov. 27, 1983 to Jan. 28, 2006 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division "Operation Iraqi Freedom" "Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your . . . Map (db m83224) WM
3 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Desert Storm — Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard — 251st Supply & Service Co. 30th Quartermaster Bn, Tenn Army National Guard —
Erected to honor all Coffee County Veterans who served our Nation throughout the Persian Gulf Area War Operation Desert Storm 1990 - 1991Map (db m158636) WM
4 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — 2E 45 — Experiment in Armor
Hereabouts, on June 20, 1941, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., personally led his 2nd Armored Division across several fords of Duck River, quickly surrounding and defeating his maneuver opponents in the Manchester vicinity, thus proving that modern . . . Map (db m24968) HM
5 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — 2E 47 — General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold
General "Hap" Arnold, WW II Commander of the Army Air Forces, is commemorated by the Air Force research and development installation bearing his name. In 1944, he directed long range planning for air research and development to maintain this . . . Map (db m25920) HM
6 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Granny Hickerson Cemetery
This cemetery was established in the early 1800's, by the burial on this spot of David Hickerson and his wife Nancy Hickerson. It has been known throughout the years as the Granny Hickerson Cemetery, though members of other families are also known . . . Map (db m69657) HM
7 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Korean War — 1950 - 1953
In honored memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the preservation of freedom for those oppressed people of South Korea and in memory of all Coffee County veterans who honorably served in the Korean War 1950 - 1953 May our love . . . Map (db m158635) WM
8 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Manchester Powder Mill — Powering the Confederate War Machine
During the nineteenth century, the Duck River was a valuable power source for factories and mills along its banks. With the outbreak of war in 1861, the Confederacy quickly established gunpowder mills to support the Southern war effort. The . . . Map (db m166935) HM
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9 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — 2E 5 — Old Stone Fort
About 1/2 mi. S.W. are remains of stone fortification and moat of ancient and unknown origin. One theory is that it was built by a party of 12th Century Welch voyagers who entered the country via the Gulf of Mexico. Near here also was the capital of . . . Map (db m24967) HM
10 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — 2E 5 — Old Stone Fort
Around 2,000 years ago, Native Americans built a rock and earthen wall around a 50-acre hilltop plateau situated between the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. Here in 1966, archaeological investigations recovered artifactual and radiocarbon data . . . Map (db m166938) HM
11 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — 2E 46 — Pioneer Armored Maneuvers
Maneuvering in this vicinity, June, 1941, the 2nd Armored Division, USA, commanded by Maj. Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr., gave the first demonstration in America of the mobility and decisive power of armor in large-scale combat operations. Maneuver . . . Map (db m24969) HM
12 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — The Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps was launched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt April 5, 1933 as a lifeline for undernourished sons of the Great Depression. Each company consisted of about 200 men who were housed in Tennessee barracks under the . . . Map (db m81376) HM
13 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Tullahoma Campaign — June 24-July 4, 1863 — Anatomy of a Campaign —
In late June of 1863, Union Major General William S. Rosecrans launched a massive offensive from his base in Murfreesboro in an attempt to drive Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s 43,000-man Army of Tennessee from its entrenchments at . . . Map (db m75354) HM
14 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Tullahoma Campaign — June 24-July 4, 1862 — The Confederate War Industry —
When Manchester was founded in the late 18th century, local lore has it that the town, named for Manchester, England, was destined to become an American version of this powerful industrial city. The Duck River falls, it was noted, would provide an . . . Map (db m75355) HM
15 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — Vietnam War Memorial — Army • Navy • Air Force • Marines
In everlasting and honored memory of the young sons of Coffee County who gave their lives in America's most unpopular war, they died not in vein because all served honorably and faithfully and our surviving veterans carry the torch of freedom to . . . Map (db m158573) WM
16 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — War Comes to Manchester — Duck River Defense Line — A Tale of Two Occupations — Tullhoma Campaign —
(preface) After the Battle of Stones River on January 2, 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans occupied Murfreesboro. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew south to the Highland Rim to protect the rail junction at Tullahoma, . . . Map (db m156117) HM
17 Tennessee, Coffee County, Manchester — World War I and II Marker
Dedicated to the everlasting memory of the men and women of Coffee County who served their country in World Wars I and II In memoriam and reverent honor to the brave veterans of Coffee County who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives . . . Map (db m158632) WM
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May. 30, 2023