From the fall of Fort Donelson to the war’s end, Clifton experienced significant military activity. It was an important port on the Tennessee River and a primary ferry-crossing between Middle and West Tennessee.
During his famous West Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m83157) HM
On East Water Street at Main Street on East Water Street.
(Preface): Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through west Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862- Jan 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, . . . — — Map (db m83158) HM
On East Broadway Street at 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Broadway Street.
The residents of Wayne County supported the Union almost unanimously until the fighting began. After the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the majority in the northern portion of the county shifted their allegiance to the . . . — — Map (db m83160) HM
On Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 352.9), 2 miles north of Tennessee Route 13, on the left when traveling north.
In frontier language, a stand was an inn or a trading post—sometimes both—usually located on a well traveled route. Such a place was established on the Old Natchez Trace, near here, in 1849 by John McGlamery. Although the stand did not . . . — — Map (db m84673) HM
In this locality was a tavern and blacksmith shop which served travelers on the Natchez Trace from early 19th century days. Its early proprietor who came here in 1818, is buried in the cemetery to the northeast along with members of his family. — — Map (db m83159) HM
On Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 350.5), 0.2 miles south of Tennessee Route 13, on the right when traveling north.
This early interstate road building venture produced a snake-infested, mosquito-beset, robber-haunted, Indian-traveled forest path. Lamented by the pious, cussed by the impious, it tried everyone’s strength and patience.
When the trail became . . . — — Map (db m84674) HM
On Natchez Trace Parkway south of Morgan Road, on the right when traveling south.
In 1663, King Charles II of England granted the
colony of Carolina all the land between 31 and 36 degrees
north latitude from the Atlantic Ocean "west
in a direct line as far as the South Seas."
The separation of North and South Carolina . . . — — Map (db m69634) HM WM
On Collinwood Highway (State Highway 13), on the right when traveling south.
Along this road Cheatham's Corps moved northward via Waynesboro and Mt. Pleasant toward Columbia, in Hood's attempt to intercept and destroy Schofield's force (IV & XXIII Corps) before it could unite at Nashville with Federal forces under Maj. Gen. . . . — — Map (db m80315) HM
On North High Street at Water Street, on the right when traveling north on North High Street.
Wayne County’s residents were divided in sentiment when the Civil War began. Although they had voted more than two to one to remain in the Union, many people who lived in the northern portion, including the county seat of Waynesboro, had strong . . . — — Map (db m83161) HM
On Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 367.3), 2.7 miles south of Waynesboro Highway (U.S. 64), on the left when traveling north.
A mile to the south, the Old Natchez Trace crossed a depression in the flat, dogwood-covered ridge. After heavy rains it became almost impassable for wagons. Its name “Dogwood Mudhole” recalls the ordeals of frontier travel. It shows too . . . — — Map (db m84670) HM
In November 1863, military governor Andrew Johnson ordered Union Maj. John Murphy, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, to take charges of two companies of Union Guards in Nashville. These 200 newly mustered men were from Wayne County and vicinity and were not . . . — — Map (db m53557) HM
Crossing the highway here, this famous road followed ancient Indian trails used by the travelers between Natchez and Nashville. It was built in 1801 by Army Engineers.
Officially "The Columbian Road", it was for many years the only highway . . . — — Map (db m80314) HM
On South Main Street at Hollis Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
This Monument erected in honor of the gallant Confederate Soldiers of Wayne County who fought, died and suffered in the War for Southern Independence. 1861-1865
Confederate Units Formed in Wayne County
2nd (Biffle’s) Tenn. Cavalry BTN. . . . — — Map (db m53554) HM
On Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 363), 7 miles south of Waynesboro Highway (U.S. 64), on the left when traveling north.
This small branch receives its name from the clean and fresh, or “sweet”, flavor of its water. Thousands of years of erosion and flooding have gradually built up the fertile bottom lands that you see under cultivation near here. . . . — — Map (db m84672) HM
On Public Square (U.S. 64) at Hill Street, on the left when traveling south on Public Square.
Created 1817 from Hickman County
Named in honor of
“Mad” Anthony Wayne
American Statesman and Major
General in the Revolutionary War.
This stone is in his honor, and
for the . . . — — Map (db m53552) HM
On Hollis Street (U.S. 64) at Public Square, on the left when traveling east on Hollis Street.
In honor of those
dedicated to those
who made the
World War II
Adams, Homer F. • Alley, Oliver E., Jr. • Boyd, Alvin W. • Boyd, Willard • Bunch, Robert L. • Carter, Harvel C. • Collins, Marvin B. • . . . — — Map (db m53551) HM
On North Main Street (U.S. 64) at Hill Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street.
In honor of those who served in
Operation Enduring Freedom and
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Erected by th Family Readiness
Group of Detachment 1 Battery B
2nd Battalion 115th Field Artillery
Gary Allen Anderson . . . — — Map (db m53556) WM