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Bolivar and Hardeman County

Bolivar (rhymes with Oliver) is a decent sized town of almost 6000 in Southwest Tennessee. It is the county seat of Hardeman County. Bolivar started on the banks of the Big Hatchie River and was called Hatchie Town. It became Bolivar after South American Patriot General Simon Bolivar, in 1825. Hardeman County was named after Thomas Jones Hardeman a local veteran of the War of 1812. The county courthouse was built in 1868 and is one of my favorites in the state. The arches and Corinthian Style columns are a nice architectural touch.

Little Courthouse Museum

The Little Courthouse Museum is located about two blocks from the current courthouse. This is the first county courthouse for Hardeman County and was built in 1824. A brick courthouse replaced this one in 1827; but was burned down during the Civil War. Today this building is a historical museum.

Veterans Memorial

There is a nice memorial to those in Hardeman County who have served in the US Military during wartime, located on the courthouse grounds.

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  • In a nutshell:Named for Simon Bolivar
  • Last visit to Bolivar: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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