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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William “Uncle Bill” Lewis

 
 
William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker
Inscription. Born a slave in Winchester, Tennessee, William Lewis came to Chattanooga in 1837, when it was Ross' Landing. After building a thriving blacksmith business, Lewis purchased his and his wife's freedom. In 1851, he purchased the freedom of his mother, brother, and sister. In his blacksmith shop, leg irons were forged and fitted for Andrews' Raiders, Union spies during the Civil War.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 84.)
 
Location. 35° 2.907′ N, 85° 18.575′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Market Street near 7th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William (Uncle Bill) Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga Daily Rebel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); G. W. Franklin (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga
William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker
View of historical marker looking north up Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker
View of historical marker in right of picture, looking west towards nearby business building where second plaque featuring William (Uncle Bill) Lewis is located.
Plaque near William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
4. Plaque near William "Uncle Bill" Lewis Marker
 
 
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