The Adamsville area was originally surveyed by famed frontiersman Davy Crockett and named for George G. Adams, the first settler of what began as a Native American trading post. The town grew in the mid-1800s when settlers came from the east. Adamsville, known as "The Biggest Little Town in Tennessee," was home to iconic sheriff, Buford Pusser. The Buford Pusser Home & Museum contains original furnishings, photos, guns and memorabilia of the lawman and his family. During the Civil War Battle of Shiloh in 1862, Union Army soldiers camped in the town. Adamsville was famously the home of Buford Pusser, sheriff of McNairy County. Today, it calls itself the “Biggest Little Town in Tennessee,” and exudes down-home charm and hometown pride. Pay Adamsville a visit as you explore the regional Walking Tall Trail, one of 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways., your backstage pass that will help you unearth what lies off the beaten path in Tennessee.
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