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Location of Durhamville in Tennessee
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38063 (Ripley, Tennessee)
Durhamville is a rural unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Durhamville is the second oldest town in Lauderdale County. It was founded by Colonel Thomas Durham in 1829 or 1830. Thomas Durham owned a store in the town since 1826.
Blues guitarist Sleepy John Estes is buried at Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Durhamville.
During the American Civil War, a detachment of the 52nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry engaged Confederate troops at Durhamville in 1862. One Union Army soldier was killed and ten wounded, eight Confederate soldiers were killed.
Sleepy John Estes was a U.S. blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, born in Ripley, Lauderdale County. He died on June 5, 1977 in his home of 17 years in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee. Sleepy John Estes is buried at Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Durhamville.
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