Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Strolling Jim

Marker ID: THC 3G 34
Location: 3874 Blackman Boulevard West, Wartrace, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 31.635    W 086° 20.05
  35.52725    -86.33416666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Strolling Jim, the first World's Champion Tennessee Walking Horse, is buried in a pasture directly behind the Walking Horse Hotel. Foaled in 1936, this former work horse was ridden to the championship by Floyd Carothers at the first Walking Horse Celebration at Shelbyville in 1939. Jim died in 1957 in the pasture where he spent his last years.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.