Posted on December 7, 2021

Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Along I-65 Removed After More Than 2 Decades

Nick Beres, WTVF, December 7, 2021

After more than two decades, the controversial Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along Interstate 65 has been removed. This comes one year after Bill Dorris — the owner of the statue and the property where it stood — passed away.

The executor of the will ordered for the statue removed early Tuesday morning. Sky 5 flew over the area as crews began removing it.

{snip} Critics called it an embarrassing symbol of racism.


The late Jack Kershaw sculpted the 25-foot statue in 1998 and it was placed on Dorris’ land surrounded by Confederate flags. It was vandalized several times over the years, including a dousing with pink paint which Dorris decided to leave on the statue.