Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cotton Grove

Marker ID: THC 4D 39
Location: at the intersection of US 412 (Tennessee Route 20) and Cotton Grove Road, Jackson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 41.797    W 088° 40.291
  35.69661666    -88.67151666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1NEQ


In 1819 several families formed the first settlement in what was to be known as Madison County 2.1 miles west on the Cotton Grove Road. Said road was ordered built this same year. In 1821 the first cotton in the county was grown here. A post office and stagecoach stop operated here in 1834. Only the road and Baptist Church retain the Cotton Grove name.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission