Baxter, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 36° 09.263 W 085° 38.506
16S E 622178 N 4001926
Quick Description: Baxter, Tennessee is located in western Putnam County just off of I-40.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2021 8:59:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM14B7G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
"Left on State 56 is BAXTER, 1 m. (1158 alt., 541 pop.), named for Col. Jere Baxter, builder of the Tennessee Central Ry. Here is the Baxter Seminary, a preparatory school for boys and girls, founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church.." --- Tennessee A Guide to the State, 1949.

"Baxter was incorporated in 1915. Baxter was formerly known as Mine Lick, but the name was changed in 1902 in honor of Jere Baxter, the builder of the Tennessee Central Railroad."
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City Hall is a brick building that was built by Baxter as the John Oliver Community Center. The Baxter Veteran's Memorial is located on the front lawn of City Hall. It also appears that the Baxter Police Department use City Hall as their main office. Arnold Lester Brown was mayor of Baxter from 1975-1985. The state property database says that it was sold in 1977, so that is about the time the building was constructed.

The main attractions in Baxter are the Baxter Depot Museum and Visitors Center, Baxter City Park, and the small town atmosphere. Baxter Seminary is no longer there.
Book: Tennessee

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 445

Year Originally Published: 1939

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