Fort Pillow State Park
3122 Park Rd.
Henning, TN 38041
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. Because of its strategic location, the fort was taken by the Union Army who controlled it during most of the war. Remains of the earthworks are well-preserved.