Fort Pillow - Fort Pillow State Historic Park, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
N 35° 37.491 W 089° 51.216
16S E 241564 N 3946090
Quick Description: Fort Pillow State Park
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2007 5:08:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM2EMZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 41

Long Description:
Fort Pillow is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Pillow was orginally built by Confederate forces to guard the Mississippi River. After the fall of Fort Donalson and Columbus, Kentucky, Confederate forces retreated and the fort was taken over by United States forces.

In April of 1864, forces under the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked the fought and defeated the Union garrison.
Street address:
TN 87, Fort Pillow
Fort Pillow, TN United States


County / Borough / Parish: Lauderdale

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Military

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Defense, Fortification

Current function: Landscape, Park

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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