Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Camp Cheatham

Marker ID: THC 3C 41
Location: at the junction of Main St and US Hwy 41 in Cedar Hill, TN.
County: Robertson
Coordinates: N 36° 33.261    W 086° 59.881
  36.55435    -86.99801666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1AZZ


Named for Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, who was in 1861 appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Army, Independent State of Tennessee, and its first camp commander, the training camp established in this area in June, 1861 was used by numerous Confederate units, including the 3rd Tenn. Infantry (John C. Brown), 11th Tenn. Infantry (Rains) and 42nd Tenn. Infantry (Quaries). Other units, organized elsewhere, trained here; among them were Woodard's 2nd Ky. Calvary.

Tennessee Historical Commission