West Tennessee

Rossville is one of the oldest towns in Fayette County, named for the land owner who gave the property for its first buildings, Thomas M. Ross, in 1859. Like many of the area's early towns, Rossville was occupied by Union soldiers for several years during the Civil War, which left many of its buildings in great disrepair and left the task of rebuilding to the town's residents. An 1844 flood, the Yellow Fever epidemic of the late 1870s, and a 1922 fire that claimed an entire section of the town were all setbacks the early residents overcame in establishing the town. Today, it's a friendly community just outside of Memphis with many beautiful historic homes and easy access to the Wolf River.

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