Medon/Denmark Area

Britton Lane Battlefield Park

Located near Jackson, TN; Mailing address: 4707 Steam Mill Ferry Rd., Medon, TN 38356; (731) 935-2209; E-Mail: jnweaver@usit.net; Web Site: www.brittonlane1862.madison.tn.us
Restored Civil War log cabin, used as field hospital by both the Blue and the Grey during the bloody four hour Battle of Britton Lane which occurred Sept. 1, 1862. Cabin is located on part of the original battlefield. A stately monument marks the mass grave of Confederate soldiers. Free admission. Take Exit 76 off I-40, follow Hwy. 223 through Denmark. Turn left on Britton Lane Road. Look for signs. Approximately 10 miles from I-40.

Big Black Creek Historical Association

Guided tours of historical sites within the Big Black Creek Historical Area of western Madison and eastern Haywood Counties including the communities of Woodland, Leighton, Denmark, and Mercer are available.  Sites include Woodland Baptist Church and Denmark Presbyterian Church, both on the National Register of Historic Places, various cemeteries including a Confederate burial trench at Hays Chapel, homestead sites, Leighton and Booker Knob School, Britton Lane Battlefield, Estanaula Landing on the Hatchie River, Denmark, Mercer and Big Black Creek.  Tours tailored to your interests and schedule.  For more info, call (731) 427-7897 or (731) 668-1070.

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