Butler's Landing / Bailey Butler

Butler's Landing / Bailey Butler (HM1EU9)

Location: Celina, TN 38551 Clay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 29.586', W 85° 33.684'

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Butler's Landing

Daniel Boone, on his trip to the Western Territory in 1773, followed the old game and Indian trail to where two creeks flowed into the Cumberland River. He referred to them as the Twin or Double Creeks in his journal. On this trip, he spent the winter on the bluff (now known as the "Seven Sisters") down the river below what is now Butler's Landing at the mouth of the Twin Creeks-Mill Creek and Dry Fork Creek. Congress, in 1820, established the fourth post road at Butler's Landing.

Bailey Butler 1779-1842

-During the War of 1812, Bailey Butler, an early 19th century pioneer of Clay (then Jackson) County and a Captain of the West Tennessee Volunteer Militia, fought in the Battle of Talladega under Commander Andrew Jackson. Butler was named first postmaster of what became known as Butler's Landing in 1831. The first county court met nearby in 1871 on land first owned and operated by Bailey Butler and his family. The Butlers built their houses, a large log store, and operated a river ferry and landing site on the Cumberland River at is juncture with Mill Creek and Dry Fork Creek.
HM NumberHM1EU9
Marker Number2D 42
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 628849 N 4039604
Decimal Degrees36.49310000, -85.56140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.586', W 85° 33.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 35.16" N, 85° 33' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6991 Gainesboro Hwy, Celina TN 38551, US
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