Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid - Dec. 21, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4B 18
Location: at the intersection of South Poplar Street (U.S. 45W) and West Church Street, Kenton, TN
County: Gibson
Coordinates: N 36° 12.126    W 089° 0.721
  36.2021    -89.01201666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKMRW


At Kenton, a detachment of Forrest's Brigade coming North from Rutherford, captured the Federal garrison 250 men including Col Thos.J.Kenney, 122nd Illinois Infantry. They also tore up the five miles of track between the two towns.

Erected by Tennessee