Dukedom, Kentucky and Tennessee

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Dukedom
Unincorporated community
Dukedom is located in Tennessee
Dukedom
Dukedom
Dukedom's position in Tennessee, with Kentucky to the north.
Coordinates: 36°29′57″N 88°42′54″W / 36.49917°N 88.71500°W / 36.49917; -88.71500Coordinates: 36°29′57″N 88°42′54″W / 36.49917°N 88.71500°W / 36.49917; -88.71500
Country  United States
State  Kentucky and  Tennessee
Counties Graves (Kentucky) and Weakley (Tennessee)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 38226
GNIS feature ID 1283116
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dukedom

Dukedom is an unincorporated community in both Graves County, Kentucky and Weakley County, Tennessee, straddling the state line in the western part of both states. The location is 36°30′8″N 88°42′54″W / 36.50222°N 88.71500°W / 36.50222; -88.71500; The elevation is 487 feet above sea level.[1]

The community is notable as the location of the Knob Creek Church of Christ, established in June 1834, the first Restoration Movement congregation to adopt the name Church of Christ.

History[edit]

A post office was established on the Tennessee side in 1833, and probably named for postmaster Duke A. Beadles.[2]

American Civil War[edit]

Dukedom is connected with General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who served for the Confederacy in the Civil War. A Kentucky highway historical marker in the community reads:

CSA Gen. N. B. Forrest with main body of cavalry passed this way before and after destructive raid on Paducah, March 25, 1864. Returning, Kentucky regiments, camping near here, given leave to seek food, horses, get recruits, visit families. Not one deserted. News item led Forrest to send men back through here again, April 14, to capture horses missed before.[3]

The Old Dukedom Cemetery is 1/4 mile to the west, on State Route 129 on the north side. The cemetery contains Civil War interments but is in poor condition, which is slowly being improved by the new property owner[citation needed].

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Dukedom, Tennessee." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dukedom, Kentucky and Tennessee Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 85. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  3. ^ Historical Marker