Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Pleasant Exchange

Marker ID: THC 4D 10
Location: at the intersection of Tennessee Route 22 and Exchange Road, Wildersville, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 48.373    W 088° 23.359
  35.80621666    -88.38931666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM178D


2 miles southeast, this town was established in 1824 by William D. Carrington, who built there a hotel and distillery. At one time it had as many saloons as stores and was a noted gambling resort. It also had an excellent racetrack. It was virtually abandoned following the Civil War, which reduced most of its sporting patrons to penury.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.