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Chuckey in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Edward Chalmers Huffaker

July 16, 1856 – January 3, 1936

 
 
Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
1. Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker
Inscription.
Born near Sevierville, Tennessee, Edward C. Huffaker earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. Between 1890 and 1892, while experimenting with gliders, he discovered the principle by which a curved wing surface generates lift. His work formed the foundation of modern aeronautics. Huffaker worked with Dr. Samuel Langley at the Smithsonian, the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, and Octave Chanute here in Chuckey.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 79.)
 
Location. 36° 12.945′ N, 82° 41.27′ W. Marker is in Chuckey, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Chuckey Pike and Chuckey Hwy, on the left when traveling south on Chuckey Pike. Click for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Chuckey TN 37641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer (here, next to this marker); The Real Likeness of David Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
2. Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Davy Crockett’s Birthplace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Unionist Stronghold (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Markers in Chuckey image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
3. Markers in Chuckey
Two markers are found at this location. The Edward Chalmers Huffaker marker is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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