Six Mile Prairie History

Six Mile Prairie is six miles long, and extends its southern stretches into the northwest corner of Blairsville Township. But the greater part of the prairie lies in Franklin County, where congressional township 7 south, range 1 east, was given the same name.

The road district that bore this name in 1839 included that part of Williamson County northwest of the Big Muddy river. Samuel Stacks was the road supervisor.

Anderson P. Corder implied that the early residents of this prairie had few luxuries. Part of his story that gave Blairsville the nickname Pull-tight was that the bull frogs across the river always croaked, “Hard times!”

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(Extracted from Pioneer Folks and Places, Barbara Barr Hubbs, 1939 which is on sale at the Williamson County Museum)