Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tipton County Confederate Reunion

Marker ID: THC 4E 120
Location: on School St. at Church St., Brighton, TN
County: Tipton
Coordinates: N 35° 28.899    W 089° 43.338
  35.48165    -89.7223
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1B2X


Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported prohibition and was located along the railroad, Brighton became the permanent home of this grand assemblage. Attendance grew steadily over the years until it reached 15,000 in 1897. The reunion was suspended in 1936-37 and finally ended in 1940.

Tennessee Historical Commission