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.
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.