Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Hurst Nation

Marker ID: THC 4C 5
Location: on Buena Vista Rd at Main St., Bethel Springs, TN
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 13.951    W 088° 36.343
  35.23251666    -88.60571666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2F7A


The Hurst Nation

In this section lived numerous members of the Hurst family, who were staunch Unionists in a predominantly Confederate area. Its best known member was Col. Fielding Hurst, commanding the 6th Tenn. Cavalry, an irregular Union group which skirmished and scouted for various Federal commanders in the area.

Tennessee Historical Commission.