Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee's Mormon Massacre

Marker ID: THC 3F 37
Location: At the intersection of Centerville Hwy (TN 48) and Cane Creek Rd., Hohenwald, TN
County: Lewis
Coordinates: N 35° 36.275    W 087° 33.717
  35.60458333    -87.56195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM69DV


One half mile west on August 10, 1884, at a farmhouse on the east fork of Cane Creek several Mormon missionaries and their followers were attacked by a mob of disguised citizens. Killed were two missionaries, Elders William S. Berry and John H. Gibbs; two of their associates, Martin Condor and J.R. Hudson; and one of the mob. The fight was caused primarily because of local opposition to the practice of plural marriage by the Mormon Church.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission