Darden, Tennessee: Marker: Mills Darden the Giant

Mills Darden, famous 19th century giant, "lived in this neighborhood for many years" according to his historical marker.
US Hwy 412, Darden, TN
Marker is on the south side of US Hwy 412, just west of its intersection with Darden Christian Chapel Rd, on the lawn of the Darden Community Center.
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Mills Darden historical marker.

Marker: Mills Darden the Giant

Another historical marker about Mills Darden. This one is closer to where he is buried.

[Jody High, 07/09/2020]

Legendary Biggie Sized Mills Darden historical marker.

Biggie Sized Mills Darden Signs

Born in North Caroline 1799, died near here in 1857. He was eight-feet-five-inches tall and weighed over 1,000 pounds at time of death. This photo shows the sign in Darden, Tennessee. There is another historical sign near Life, outside of Lexington, Tennessee [which indicates he and his first wife are buried 1.7 miles north]. Could not fine the grave site. Was told several stories that the grave was in another place, while this place was for visitors.

[Ken R. Smith, 09/23/2007]

Mills the giant was married to a woman under five feet tall who weighed less than 100 pounds.

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