Bolivar, TN Fire, Mar 1853

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN BOLIVAR , TENN.--- A very destructive fire broke out in Bolivar, Tenn., on the morning of the 6th instant. It originated in a negro house connected with the hotel of G. G. Adams, destroying the hotel and the following adjoining houses:---J.R. Fentress's law office, Hicks & Smith's grocery, Rick's boot and shoe shop, West's grocery, Pyhas's dwelling house, and Osborne's saddle and harness shop. Loss by the fire estimated at about $50,000, and damages to goods in removing, about $25,000. Only a small portion of the property was insured.

The Weekly Herald, New York, NY 26 Mar 1853