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Near Farragut in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Birthplace of Admiral Farragut

David Glasgow Farragut Birth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Margot Kline, February 3, 2010
1. David Glasgow Farragut Birth Marker
Birthplace of
Admiral Farragut
Born July 5th 1801

Erected by
Bonny Kate Chapter
D. A. R. Knoxville

Dedicated by
Admiral Dewey
May 15th 1900

Erected 1900 by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 35° 51.173′ N, 84° 5.063′ W. Marker is near Farragut, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Christus Way south of South Northshore Drive (Route 332). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Christus Way, Knoxville TN 37922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Admiral Farragut's Birthplace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball Camp (approx. 4 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 4.1 miles away); States' View (approx. 4.2 miles away); Loveville (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Archibald Roane
Screen capture aerial view of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
2. Screen capture aerial view of the Marker
The grayish blob under the “pushpin” is the marker.
(approx. 4.4 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 4.5 miles away); Battle of Campbell's Station (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farragut.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers relating to Admiral Farragut.
Also see . . .  DEWEY AT FARRAGUT'S OLD HOME; Unveils a Monument at Low's Ferry to Mark Farragut's Birthplace. A May 16, 1900 article about the dedication of this marker published in The New York Times. (Submitted on June 24, 2010.) 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
David Glasgow Farragut image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. David Glasgow Farragut
This 1838 portrait of David Glasgow Farragut hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“President Abraham Lincoln considered the appointment of David Glasgow Farragut as commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron the best one he made during the Civil War. Sailing in the flag­ship USS Hartford on April 24, 1862, Farragut led his fleet of seventeen vessels in a successful run by the Confederate defenses, engaged and defeated the enemy flotilla, and captured New Orleans. Rear Admiral Farragut spent the next two years blockading the Gulf Coast and maintaining Union control over the lower Mississippi before preparing for the capture of the Mobile Bay defenses in August 1864. By month's end, Farragut's fleet had forced the Confederate surrender. This, the major victory of Farragut's naval career, earned him the rank of vice admiral. Two years later, in declining health, he was commissioned admiral.

This portrait was painted early in Farragut's naval career, when he was a lieutenant. ” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,533 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017.
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