Historical Sites in Calloway County
Calloway County is not short of historical significance.
The National Park Service is currently developing Fort Heiman, a small Civil War post built by the Confederacy in 1862. The remains of the fort is located on a bluff overlooking Kentucky Lake in the southeast corner of Calloway County.
A part of the Fort Donelson park system (located in nearby Dover, Tenn.), Fort Heiman is open to the public. Limited facilities are available, however, including a restroom facility, sitting benches, pavilion, and interpretive signage.
Remnants of the earthworks can be seen in the woods of the former Confederate stronghold.
Central Park in Murray is home of a couple historic buildings – the first courthouse of Calloway County and the preserved Waters Schoolhouse. Both structures served the county and date from the early to mid 1800s.
Other Civil War historic sites in the region include Fort Donelson in Dover, Tenn. and Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky.
Land Between The Lakes is also home to the Homeplace 1850s, a living history farm.
Fort Heiman Road – New Concord
US 79 – Dover, Tenn.
(931) 232-5706 | Website
350 Park Road – Columbus, Ky.
(270) 677-2327 | Website
Homeplace 1850s Living History Farm
Located in Land Between The Lakes
4512 The Trace – Dover, Tenn.
(931) 232-6457 | Website