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Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Self-Guided Tour

20945 Highway 22, Parkers Crossroads, TN 38388, USA  | More on: Parker's Cross Roads »

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads was fought on December 31, 1862. Union forces sought to capture Confederate troops on their return from their "First West Tennessee Raid." When Confederate Lt. Gen. Forrest found himself caught between two Union forces at Parker's Crossroads, each roughly the size of his own, he ordered his troops to "charge both ways" and made a successful escape.


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Parker’s Crossroads is located at the intersection of Interstate 40 (I-40) and Tennessee Highway 22 at Exit 108. Parker’s Crossroads is midway between Memphis and Nashville. Memphis is approximately 108 miles west and Nashville is approximately 100 miles east. Jackson is approximately 26 miles west.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, free interpretative exhibits, 60 min CD of driving and walking tour available at the visitor center or by request through mail, free brochure available at Parkers Crossroads Visitor Center or by request through the mail or Web site.

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.



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