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Big Sandy Names Joe Wilson Memorial Bridge

DSCN0238A large crowd gathered on Friday to name the new bridge over the dike on the north side of downtown Big Sandy, the Joe Wilson Memorial Bridge. Big Sandy Mayor Ron Lane moderated a program that consisted of personal tributes to the life and times of grocery store owner Joe Wilson. Wilson had operated the grocery store located near the bridge for over 60 years. Big Sandy citizens Darlene Watson and Ruby Evans spoke about the many families Mr. Wilson assisted over the years. He operated his store on credit many times for people who were having hard time. There were many instances when he was never paid.

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Welcome to Big Sandy, TN

CityHall2Big Sandy is a small, quiet community located in northwest Tennessee’s Benton County located on beautiful Kentucky Lake sixteen miles from Paris, TN and less than one-hundred miles from Nashville, TN.

Big Sandy is the home of the annual Water Fowl Festival where thousands of people come each year to win a chance at our duck blind drawing.

Big Sandy City Hall – Dedicated May 24, 2002 in recognition of Big Sandy’s 100th Birthday.  The front of the building faces the gazebo and caboose with plenty of room for parking.

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