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Click on the Site Name in the listing below to learn more about that particular historical site.   You are encouraged to read these profiles PRIOR to your visit so you will have a better appreciation of what you can expect to see and do.  

Hardeman county was one of the counties formed in 1823 from the Chickasaw Indian Territory purchased in 1818.  The county was named after Thomas Jones Hardeman, early settler and the first county clerk.  Hatchie Town was the original settlement on the Hatchie River but was later moved to higher ground in 1823 due to flooding.  The town's name was changed to Bolivar to honor the South American liberator, General Simon Bolivar.  Bolivar was officially incorporated on April 22, 1824.  

The Bolivar historic district features many examples of early architecture.  There are approximately 118 buildings on the historical register, including The Pillars, The Columns, McNeal Place, St. James Church, the Presbyterian Church, Magnolia Manor, Levi Joy House and the Little Courthouse Museum.  We hope you truly enjoy your visit to Bolivar.  

Note:  Please respect these properties as many of them are private residences.
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Point A 1868 Hardeman County Courthouse 100 North Main Public Building 
Point B 1910 The Bank 100 East Market Commercial Building 
Point C 1858 Presbyterian Church 203 East Market Church 
Point D 1824 Little Courthouse Museum 215 East Market Museum 
Point E 1838 Levi-Joy Baker House 216 East Market Private Residence 
Point F 1823 The Hazelgrove House 326 South Water Private Residence 
Point G 1930 United Sons & Daughters of Charity Lodge Hall 322 East McNeal Public Building 
Point H 1857 Union Cemetery 324 East McNeal Cemetery 
Point I ???? St. Paul Cemetery East McNeal Cemetery 
Point J 1826 The Pillars 332 South Washington Museum 
Point K  McAnulty Woods Corner of Washington and Bills Forest 
Point L 1870 The Wren's Nest 308 Bills Private Residence 
Point M 1861 McNeal Place 309 West Bills Private Residence 
Point N 1845 Polk Cemetery Corner Matilda & South Union Cemetery 
Point O 1860 The Columns 303 West McNeal Museum 
Point P 1867 The Wright House 301 West McNeal Private Residence 
Point Q 1875 Ingram Hall South Washington Street Church 
Point R 1869 St. James Episcopal Church 223 West Lafayette  Church 
Point S 1832 The Hudson House 319 West Lafayette Private Residence 
Point T 1905 Multicultural History Museum 500 West Market Museum 
Point U 1871 The Gardens 212 West Sycamore Private Residence 
Point V 1948 The Luez Theater 219 North Main Theater 
Point W 1910 The Pastorium 315 North Main Private Residence 
Point X 1849 Magnolia Manor 418 North Main Bed & Breakfast 
Point Y 1869 Presbyterian Manse 429 North Main Private Residence 
Point Z 1898 Cox-Wiggens House 442 North Main Private Residence 
Point a 1898 The Mathes House 502 North Main Private Residence 
Point b 1867 Mallory Manor 505 North Main Private Residence 
Point c 1877 Kahn "Swan" House 515 North Main Private Residence 
Point d 1849 The Fentress-Black House 525 North Main Private Residence 
Point e 1889 Western State Mental Hospital 11100 U.S. Highway 64 Public Building 
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