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Weakley County Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
Weakley County Courthouse
Tennessee (Weakley County), Dresden — 4A 39 — Weakley County
On West Main Street (Tennessee Route 89/54) at North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Weakley County was established Oct. 21, 1823, and named for Robert Weakley, then Speaker of the State Senate. In 1825, John Terrell gave 39 acres for the county seat. Martin Lawler, Richard Ridgeway, John R. Shultz, Perry Vincent, and Mears Warner, . . . — Map (db m83162) HM
Tennessee (Weakley County), Dresden — Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Monument
On West Main Street (State Highway 89) at North Poplar Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street.
(front/south side) In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Weakley County, Tennessee 1861-1865 (west side) Weakley County Confederate soldiers participated in all the western battles among which are: Belmont, Donaldson, Shiloh, . . . — Map (db m127898) WM
Tennessee (Weakley County), Palmersville — 4A 44 — Civil War Skirmish May 6, 1862
On Tennessee Route 190 at milepost 34 at West New Hope Church Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 190.
May 6, 1862: Col. Thomas Claiborne's Sixth Confederate Cavalry attacked and destroyed three companies of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry at Lockridge Mill about 1 mile north on the north Fork of the Obion River. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry was under the Command . . . — Map (db m127152) HM

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