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Andrew Johnson

1808 - 1875

 
 
Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Andrew Johnson Marker
Inscription.
The small kitchen in
which the seventeenth
President of the United
States was born stands
64 yards west.

 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 11.)
 
Location. 35° 47.564′ N, 78° 37.951′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of Wake Forrest Road and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling south on Wake Forrest Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Breastworks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonidas L. Polk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peace College (approx. half a mile away); Josiah W. Bailey (approx. half a mile away); Jane McKimmon (approx. half a mile away); John L. Taylor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Worth Bagley (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Andrew Johnson. The White House website. (Submitted on February 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
2. Andrew Johnson Marker
Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
3. Andrew Johnson Marker
Marker on Wake Forrest Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
4. Marker on Wake Forrest Road
House in which Andrew Johnson was Born image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
5. House in which Andrew Johnson was Born
Andrew Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Andrew Johnson
This portrait by Washington B. Cooper hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

“A onetime tailor whose wife had taught him to read, Andrew Johnson had a gift for public speaking that launched him on a successful political career leading to a Senate seat in 1856. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln, in a gesture of unity, chose Johnson — a southern Democrat from Tennessee but a staunch defender of the Union-as his running mate. When Johnson succeeded to the presidency after Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, it became clear that his view of Reconstruction, which would return power to the white southern planters and allow returning southern states to deprive freed slaves of their rights, clashed not only with Lincoln's views but with the Republican majority in Congress. The resultant clash led to his impeachment, from which he survived conviction by only one vote.

Washington B. Cooper was a leading Tennessee portraitist, and Johnson sat for him on several occasions. Although this likeness is undated, Johnson's apparent age in the picture suggests that it was painted during his presidency.” — National Portrait Gallery
Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, October 16, 2012
7. Andrew Johnson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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