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Paden (aka Padens 1860, 1868), formerly Paden's Mill - - S of Cartersville. Long before the arrival of the railroad, Paden was settled by Tom Paden. He built a handsome home and named it Castle Garden, for his former estate in Scotland. An old fashioned water mill, a post office and four homes comprised this settlement. During the Civil War, all were burned. With the coming of the Illinois Central Railroad, a depot was built and a new settlement sprang up retaining the name of the original founder.
About one mile from Paden, two Confederate Soldiers from Tippah County, Madison Smith and James Childers, were slain on September 18, 1862 by the 3rd Michigan Cavalry. Family members removed their graves when the Tennessee Tombigee Waterway was being built and reentered them in their native county.

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