Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Purdy



Marker ID: THC 4C 8
Location: on Hwy 64 E. at Airport Rd., Selmer, TN 
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 11.642    W 088° 29.889
  35.19403333    -88.49815
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AMB
 



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Purdy


4 miles northwest. Established in 1823, it was the first county seat of McNairy County: here was Purdy University from 1855 to 1861. Glover's Trace ran though it from Middle Tennessee to the Mississippi Country. The county seat was moved in 1890.

Tennessee Historical Commission.