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.
Address:
US Hwy 412, Darden, TN
Directions:
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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