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Incorporated as a city on June 2, 1981,
Parkers Crossroads is located mid-way between Nashville and
Memphis. The town is traversed by Interstate 40, where over
70,000 vehicles travel each day. The availability of food,
lodging, RV and camping facilities make it an ideal stop for
travelers between Nashville and Memphis.
Historic Parkers Crossroads is named
after Reverend John Parker, a Baptist minister and doctor,
who settled here about 1830. With the opening of I-40 in the
late 1960s, the crossroads has grown from a town with a cotton
gin and two rural grocery stores to over 17 businesses.
Preservation of the Parkers Crossroads
Civil War Battlefield began in 1994. This site is now a state-owned
park with a self-guided driving tour and over two miles of
paved walking trails. More than 40 interpretative signs help
educate the park visitor about the tragic battle that took
place here on December 31, 1862.
We invite you to contact us for
additional information on our
attractions, businesses and services. Our city welcomes
the opportunity to assist you in any way.