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
 



Text:

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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.