Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Execution Of The "Bridge~Burners"

Marker ID: THC 1C 75
Location: on US 11E (TN 70) east of Bridge Burners Blvd, Midway, TN 
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 36° 12.558    W 083° 00.846
  36.2093    -83.0141
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM58KD


During a five-week period in late 1861, five pro-Union men from the Pottertown community were hanged by Confederate authorities. This was in retaliation for the destruction of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad bridge over Lick Creek, approximately