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Moscow TN is located on Hwy 57, just east of Rossville, with Collierville and Memphis just 30 miles to the west.  One of the oldest towns in Fayette County, Moscow dates its beginning back to 1827, when Daniel Head, owner of the land where Moscow stands, transferred it to five men.  These five men formed the Town Company of Moscow, taking advantage of its location between the Wolf River main stream and the North Fork of the Wolf River to create an excellent trading center for southern Fayette County farmers.  Before its settlement by pioneers, Moscow was a hunting and camping ground for indigenous Native American populations.

The Wolf River provides a natural, unspoiled wilderness area for outdoor lovers.  It flows north from Mississippi through Fayette and Shelby Counties toward the Mississippi River.  The Ghost River section of the river is particularly unique.  It is one of the most beautiful, varied and challenging wetland canoe trails in the country.  The entire width of southern Fayette County (26 miles) is traversed by the river's flood plain.  The Wolf eventually meanders more than 80 miles making its confluence with the Mississippi River right in the heart of metropolitan Memphis.


Battle of Moscow

Moscow was the site of a skirmish during the American Civil War on December 4, 1863. Confederate cavalry under the command of Gen. Stephen D. Lee attempted to burn the railroad bridge over the Wolf River, in order to aid Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in coming back into Tennessee from Mississippi. They were thwarted by African-American Union troops who were stationed nearby. Union Gen. S. A. Hurlburt wrote of these troops in a dispatch dated December 17, 1863: "The recent affair at Moscow, Tennessee, has demonstrated the fact that colored troops, properly trained and disciplined, can and will fight well


Civil War Trails


Moscow Tennessee