Brentwood, Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general, slave trader, and a big honcho with the early KKK. The privately-owned statue made the news in Dec. 2017 when vandals painted it pink.
Hogan Rd, Brentwood, TN
On the northbound side of Interstate 65, midway between exits 74 and 78 (milepost 76.4). Look for the flagpoles on the right.
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Nathan Bedford Forrest statue.

Nathaniel Bedford Forrest Statue

Pretty much the world's ugliest statue.

[Kenton, 02/18/2012]

There are other contenders, but it's hard to beat that injection-mold-souvenir depiction of the Confederate general (and leader of the Ku Klux Klan).

Hideous Nathan Forrest statue.

Nathaniel Bedford Forrest statue

Very ugly, large fiberglass statue of General Nathaniel Bedford Forrest on his horse, former Confederate general AND [first national leader] of the Ku Klux Klan. Statue is surrounded by a large display of various Confederate flags. The entire thing stands on a strip of privately held land right next to Interstate 65 in Nashville, TN. This is new (within the last 5 years) and ugly. Has been shot at several times and repaired, a real politically incorrect eyesore for the city. Owner is a wealthy elderly attorney in Nashville who proudly defends the statue and his right to have it there. It really looks like a cartoon statue.

[Sue, 02/10/2001]

Yes, it's as if the colorful Civil War general tumbled out of some horrific, injection mold nightmare. Here's a 2004 photo by Justin Bird.

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