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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Selmer, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of McNairy 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 McNairy County, TN (25) Chester County, TN (9) Hardeman County, TN (17) Hardin County, TN (563) Alcorn County, MS (56)  McNairyCounty(25) McNairy County (25)  ChesterCounty(9) Chester County (9)  HardemanCounty(17) Hardeman County (17)  HardinCounty(563) Hardin County (563)  AlcornCountyMississippi(56) Alcorn County (56)
Location of Selmer, Tennessee
    McNairy County (25)
    Chester County (9)
    Hardeman County (17)
    Hardin County (563)
    Alcorn County, Mississippi (56)
 
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1Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 12 — Approach to ShilohApr. 5, 1862
Marching southeast from Bethel Springs via Purdy, Cheatham’s Div., Confederate Army of the Mississippi, passed here enroute to join the army for its attack at Shiloh. Location of this force had caused Grant, the Federal commander, to dispose Lew . . . Map (db m63086) HM
2Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — In affectionate memory of the early settlers of McNairy County and the Town of PurdyBy some of their descendants AD 1903
McNairy County was established October 9, 1820, and Purdy became the County Seat in 1822. The County Seat was removed to Selmer in 1920.Map (db m162259) HM
3Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — McNairy County Confederate Veterans Memorial
Erected 1995 by the Battle of Shiloh Camp #1454 Sons of Confederate Veterans C.S.A. Confederate Units formed in McNairy County 18th (Newsom's) Tenn. Cavalry Regt. Co. E, F, 2nd G and H 21st (Wilson's) Tenn Cavalry Regt. Co F. 13th Tenn. . . . Map (db m162255) WM
4Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — McNairy County Music Hall of Fame & Trail of Music Legends — 2013 Inductees
Stanton Littlejohn Musician, Music Preservationist & Amateur Sound Engineer Stanton Littlejohn is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, but his lasting legacy is in local music preservation. In an incredibly prolific ten-year period . . . Map (db m168729) HM
5Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — McNairy County War Memorial
World War II World War I Korean Conflict Vietnam Dedicated in Memory of those from McNairy Co. who gave their lives in service of their countryMap (db m162253) WM
6Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — Mobile & Ohio RailroadStrategically Important Transportation Route
This is the Mobile and Ohio Railroad which was chartered in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky in 1808 to provide a vital commercial link between the Gulf or Mexico and Cairo, Illinois, on the Ohio River. The last miles of track were laid . . . Map (db m162180) HM
7Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 8 — Purdy
4 miles northwest. Established in 1823, it was first county seat of McNairy County; here was Purdy University from 1855 to 1861. Glover’s Trace ran through it from Middle Tennessee to the Mississippi Country. The county seat was moved in 1890.Map (db m63087) HM
8Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 40 — The Trail of TearsCherokee Removal — 1838 —
A group of approximately 660 Cherokees traveled through McNairy County in late fall of 1838. Also called Bell's Treaty Party, it was the only detachment to be accompanied by the military. Escorted by U.S. Army Lt. Edward Deas and Cherokee leader . . . Map (db m19311) HM
 
Apr. 18, 2021