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Wartrace, Tennessee: Grave of Strolling Jim, Tennessee Walking Horse Team Field Report

Walking Horse Hotel

101 Spring St., Wartrace, TN
The grave and headstone are behind the Walking Horse Hotel, corner of Hwy 269/Spring St. and Hwy 64/Blackman Blvd W. Park in the lot, then walk a few hundred feet into the grassy area behind it. You'll see the headstone there.
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Grave of Strolling Jim, Tennessee Walking Horse

Grave of the first world champion Tennessee Walking Horse, a breed originating with plantation owners and known for its calm manner and smooth gait. Historical marker out by the street as well. Report...

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Strolling Jim grave.

Grave of Strolling Jim, Tennessee Walking Horse

The hotel is in foreclosure, abandoned, and in a state of decline as of June 2017. You can still park there, walk through an overgrown (when we were there) field out back and find the grave marker (along with a more recent one for a dog) near someone's backyard shed. The stable appears to be gone.

Of note is the Walking Horse Museum across the street, which is free admission, with a donation optional.

[Mike Bodary, 06/20/2017]

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