Nathan Bedford Forrest marker removed for repairs
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MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — A historical marker regarding Nathan Bedford Forrest’s raid at Spring Creek recently was taken down by the Tennessee Department of Transportation from its location at the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 152 in Spring Creek. After WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News received many calls from viewers about why it was taken down, we reached out to TDOT. Officials tell us they took the sign down to repair it — not because of any recent discussions about Forrest and his past affiliation with the KKK. “Once the guys got out and inspected the sign, they noticed that the sign itself was OK but it was the actual pole that the sign was on that was bent and needed replacing,” said Nichole Lawrence, TDOT community relations officer. Lawrence says the sign should be back up by the end of next week.