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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Selmer, Tennessee
Location of Selmer, Tennessee
► McNairy County (25) ► Chester County (9) ► Hardeman County (17) ► Hardin County (563) ► Alcorn County, Mississippi (56)
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|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|
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|
| 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|
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|
World War II
World War I
Dedicated in Memory
of those from McNairy Co.
who gave their lives
in service of their country — — Map (db m162253) WM|
|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|
|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|
|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|