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Bolivar in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Houston Bills

1800-1871

 
 
John Houston Bills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
1. John Houston Bills Marker
Inscription. Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Bills settled in Bolivar, or Hatchie Town, as it was then called, in 1821. A successful merchant, planter, real estate operator and politician, he was also an extensive traveler and a diarist. Bills purchased this house, The Pillars, and lived here until his death. He served as chairman of the county court for forty-eight years and as Bolivar's postmaster.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 28.)
 
Location. 35° 15.211′ N, 88° 59.346′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on S Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bolivar TN 38008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolivar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Hatchie Town (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Middleburg (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sassafras Mill (approx. 10.5 miles away); Hardeman County/Fayette County (approx. 11.8 miles away); Armstrong's Raid (approx. 15.6 miles away); Grand Junction (approx. 18 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bolivar.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John Houston Bills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
2. John Houston Bills Marker
The Pillars: Home of John Houston Bills image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
3. The Pillars: Home of John Houston Bills
 
 
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