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By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
Randolph Marker
Tennessee (Tipton County), Atoka — 4E 12 — Randolph
6½ miles. This Mississippi River hamlet was Memphis’ early rival for commercial supremacy & was the state’s biggest western shipping point in 1830. It declined after David Crockett’s plan for Hatchie–Tennessee River canal failed. The town . . . — Map (db m63180) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Brighton — 4E 120 — Tipton County Confederate Reunion
Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported . . . — Map (db m74742) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Augustus Hill Garland(1832 - 1899)
The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator . . . — Map (db m63178) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 78 — Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland. . . . — Map (db m63177) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 87 — Charles B. Simonton
A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state . . . — Map (db m74696) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — General Jacob Tipton
Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C., d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in . . . — Map (db m74663) WM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 121 — Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V.
In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, . . . — Map (db m74655) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford ForrestSeptember 22, 1876, Covington, Tennessee
Soldiers of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, ladies and gentlemen: I name the soldiers first because I love them the best. I am extremely pleased to meet with you here today. I love the gallant men and women with whom I was so intimately . . . — Map (db m74659) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — The Site of Byars-Hall High School
In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall. Byars was headmaster of the male . . . — Map (db m74661) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 115 — Thomas GoodeRevolutionary Soldier — 1760-1846
Thomas Goode was born on February 13 1760 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A descendant of John Goode, a colonist who settled in Virginia in 1660. Thomas served in the Continental Army (1776-1778) with Gen. George Washington and participated in the . . . — Map (db m74664) HM WM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 1894 — Tipton County Confederate Monument
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Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Tipton County in the Civil WarBehind the Lines
"The end of an evil year in the history of America—what another year will bring forth remained to be seen—perhaps and most likely the bloodiest war ever known in America, God forbid!" — Tipton County Court Clerk John T. . . . — Map (db m74738) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Mason — 4E 11 — Trinity In The Fields
2½ mi. N. this Protestant Episcopal chapel was built on land given by Maj. William Taylor in 1847. It replaced St. Andrews, established 1834, burned 1845. First rector was the Rev. James W. Rogers. Descendants of the original communicants make . . . — Map (db m53121) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Randolph — Fort Wright, C.S.A.April 24, 1861—June 5, 1862
Lincolns call for troops to invade the south prompted Gov. Isham G. Harris to send Tennessee militia here to defend the Mississippi valley. During the next two years, 6,000 Confederate volunteers camped on these bluffs, drilling and . . . — Map (db m102393) HM WM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Randolph — Randolph
Randolph was Memphis' early rival for commercial supremacy and was the state's biggest western shipping point in 1830. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest trained here. The powder magazine at Fort Wright remains as testimony to Randolph's participation in the . . . — Map (db m74749) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Randolph — Randolph United Methodist Church
Randolph was settled in the early 1800's and became a large river port. Rev. Samuel R. Davidson was appointed the first pastor by the Tennessee Conference in 1834. A congregation formed and built a church. During the Civil War the town was burned. . . . — Map (db m74751) HM
Tennessee (Tipton County), Randolph — Twin DefensesForts Randolph and Wright
The village of Randolph played a significant early role in the Confederate defense of the Mississippi River. Here in April 1861, the state built training camps for the Provisional Army of Tennessee that Gov. Isham G. Harris had established. As part . . . — Map (db m74747) HM

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