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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

State Seal

 
 
State Seal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. State Seal Marker
Inscription. One-quarter mile SW on the main street of Jonesboro stood the silversmith shop of William and Matthew Atkinson, designers of the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. Although authorized by the Tennessee Constitution of 1796, the seal was first used on April 24, 1802, by Archibald Roane, the second governor. Because of legislative failure to provide for a seal, the first governor, John Sevier, used personal seals during his first three terms.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-87.)
 
Location. 36° 17.989′ N, 82° 28.029′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on East Jackson Boulevard (U.S. 11E) 0.1 miles east of Boone Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Emmerson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warner Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jonesborough (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Brown (approx. half a mile away); Chester Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christopher Taylor House
Wide view of the State Seal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the State Seal Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee Secretary of State Department Home > State Symbols. (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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