The First Martin Map

The First Martin Map

Downtown Martin, TN, has changed quite a bit in the last 150 years. We are blessed with many people who have contributed to the growing vision for downtown Martin, TN! In 1873, George W. Martin (oldest son of William Martin) took the lead in working with the railroad...
Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever

Martin’s population in 1876 was about 500 people. In 1876, the town had six dry goods stores, four groceries, two drug stores, one furniture store, three saloons, one millinery shop, one watchmaker, two marble yards, one cabinet and undertaker’s shop, two...
Our Founders

Our Founders

Our story of the Happy Town: Martin, Tennessee, starts with William Martin, who moved to Weakley County in 1832. In 1838, Willam and his family moved to Martin, TN. William Martin died in 1859; however, his three sons (George Washington Martin, Marshall Presley...