Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Billy Direct

Marker ID: THC 3D 47
Location: U.S. 31, Maury County, 2.2 miles south of Spring Hill
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 43.584    W 086° 57.666
  35.7264    -86.9611
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This horse, which set a mile pacing record of 1:44 in 1938, was foaled here in 1931. His dam was Gay Forbes. His sire, Napoleon Direct (l:59 3/4), is buried here. Here, also, is buried Haynes' Peacock, champion Tennessee Walking Horse, 1940 and 1941. The farm is now a thoroughbred nursery.

Tennessee Historical Commission