Big Hill Pond Fortification

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Big Hill Pond Fortification
Nearest city Pocahontas, Tennessee
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1862 (1862)
Governing body State
MPS Archeological Resources of the American Civil War in Tennessee MPS
NRHP Reference # 98001182[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1998

The Big Hill Pond Fortification is a Civil War earthwork in Big Hill Pond State Park, which is located in McNairy County, Tennessee.

The earthwork was built atop a ridge by the Union Army in late 1862, after the Battle of Davis Bridge. It was built to guard the nearby Memphis and Charleston Railroad line.[2][3] It is considered an archaeological site and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ West, Caroll Van. "Big Hill Pond State Park". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. 
  3. ^ Hardesty, Donald L.; Little, Barbara (2000). Assessing Site Significance: A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians. Altamira Press. p. 188.