Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Hatchie Town

Marker ID: THC 4C 7
Location: 1017 N Main St((Tennessee Route 18/125), Bolivar, TN
County: Hardeman
Coordinates: N 35° 16.277    W 088° 58.776
  35.27128333    -88.9796
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2EE1


Here in early days was Fowler's Ferry, at the head of steamboat navigation on the Hatchie River. A town, named Hatchie, was established in 1819. In 1824, because of repeated floods, the town was moved about 2 miles south and named Bolivar, in honor of the South American liberator.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commisson.