Billy Direct

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Billy Direct

Marker ID: THC 3D 47
Location: U.S. 31, Maury County, 2.2 miles south of Spring Hill
County: Maury
Style: Free Standing **
Coordinates: N 35° 43.584 W 086° 57.666
  35.7264 -86.9611

Marker Text:

This horse, which set a mile pacing record of 1:44 in 1938, was foaled here in 1931. His dam was Gay Forbes. His sire, Napoleon Direct (l:59 3/4), is buried here. Here, also, is buried Haynes' Peacock, champion Tennessee Walking Horse, 1940 and 1941. The farm is now a thoroughbred nursery.

Tennessee Historical Commission

There are 10 markers within 2 miles of this marker as the crow flies.

Hood's Command Post ~ Nov. 29-30, 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Rippavilla Platation (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Confederate Movements After Sunset (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Schofield's Retreat (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; The Battle of Spring Hill / The Great Escape (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; The Battle of Spring Hill / Opportunity Lost (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; The Battle of Spring Hill / Blocking the Columbia Turnpike (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Oaklawn / The Absalom Thompson House (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 1.9 miles away) ; Confederate Deployment (approx. 2 miles away) .

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   This marker can also be found on the Waymarking site as Waymark: WM138TW