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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Blind Knight

 
 
The Blind Knight Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, January 3, 2010
1. The Blind Knight Marker
Inscription. 4-½ mi. S.E., near Liberty, Francis Joseph Campbell lived as a boy. Blinded in 1836, when 4 years old, he was educated in the first class of the State School for the Blind, later in Boston and Europe. Settling in England, his success in educating the blind and making them self-reliant earned him knighthood. He died in 1914. (Marker Number 2E 9.)
 
Location. 35° 10.054′ N, 86° 6.38′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 64, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester TN 37398, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Sharp College (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mary Sharp College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Built 1914 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Winchester's Civil War Sites (approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel James Lewis (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Winchester (approx. 1.3 miles away); Secession (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Francis Joseph Campbell. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable Persons
 
The Blind Knight Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, January 3, 2010
2. The Blind Knight Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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