The Germantown Museum

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Test your Knowledge of Germantown History

 

1.  Who was Francis Wright?   
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2.  What does the Chickasaw word "Nashoba" mean and why is it important to Germantown?  
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3.  In what contest did Eppy White defeat Davy Crockett on White's Germantown property?    
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4.  When was Germantown formed?  
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5.  Where did Germantown get its name?  answer

 

6.  The name of Germantown was changed from Germantown once and then changed back again.  What was it changed to and why?  
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7.  What was the "plank road" and what did it connect?  
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8.  What was the only church in Germantown that was not burned during the Civil War?
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9.  What is the oldest house in Germantown still standing?    
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10.  Can you identify these artifacts?


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MUD FLOPPING!

 Eppy White was a huge man, about 300 pounds.  He was famous for throwing big BBQ's at his place just south of Nashoba Plantation.  At one of the big BBQ's Davy Crockett was visiting from his Gibson County home.  Apparently it had been raining before the party.  So Eppy challenged all of the men to try and beat him in Mud Flopping.  The winner was the one that could belly flop into a mud puddle and splash the most mud.  Crockett said that was the only time he had ever been beaten at anything.  

Eppy White later moved his estate further west along the railroad tracks and that area became known as White's Station; later shortened to White Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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