La Grange

La Grange (HM164D)

Location: Moscow, TN 38057 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.722', W 89° 14.632'

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Settled in 1819 on the site of an Indian trading post, it was named for General La Fayette's ancestral home in France. He visited La Grange in 1824 and called it the "Beautiful Village." Its location on a bluff made it a natural military post; during the Civil War it was occupied by Union forces from 1862-65. It was an ante bellum center of wealth, education, and culture, having in 1862 two colleges, four academies, two newspapers, and 3,000 citizens.
HM NumberHM164D
Marker Number4E 65
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 295338 N 3880376
Decimal Degrees35.04536667, -89.24386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.722', W 89° 14.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 43.32" N, 89° 14' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 281-399 3 Rd St, Moscow TN 38057, US
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