Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Last Stagecoach Hold-Up

Marker ID: THC 2D 10
Location: U.S. 70N, Putnam County, 16.2 miles west of Cookeville
County: Putnam
Waymark: None


Here, about midnight, Oct. 15, 1882, "Bug" Hunt and "the two Edward boys," held up the Cookeville-Nashville stagecoach driven by John Rayburn, robbed mail and passengers, but missed the registered pouch and quantity of money on a passenger. Hunt was later caught and went to prison; the others escaped.