Saulsbury, Tennessee

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Saulsbury is a town in Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 99 at the 2000 census. It is located along State Highway 57 in southwest Hardeman County. Saulsbury is home to a grocery store, a post office, a volunteer fire department, two baptist churches, and a garage that opened in 2009. It also boasts a park (Peabody Park) situated between West Street and Church Street. Saulsbury is along the Norfolk Southern railroad.

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History

The unusual spelling of the town's name can be traced back to two men named Burrell Sauls and Berry Futrell. When a newly completed railroad and depot were built a mile north of the town of Berlin, the depot became known as the "Sauls-Berry Depot." To be closer to the tracks and depot, the inhabitants of Berlin moved north to Saulsbury, incorporated in 1856.[3]

1999 Tornado

On January 17, 1999, an F1 tornado formed just southwest of Saulsbury, and moved northeast until dissipating near Rogers Springs [4]. One person was killed, four others were injured. Fourteen houses and mobile homes were destroyed, and twenty-seven others were damaged. Power lines and trees also sustained significant damage.[citation needed] As a result, the town of Saulsbury installed a tornado siren at the local fire station.[5] The siren is the only one in the area, and is a great benefit to the town.

Geography

Saulsbury is located at 35°2′57″N 89°5′20″W / 35.04917°N 89.08889°W / 35.04917; -89.08889 (35.049276, -89.088858)[6].

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