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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sam Davis Avenue Historic District

 
 
Sam Davis Avenue Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
1. Sam Davis Avenue Historic District Marker
Inscription. Tracing the original eastern city boundary and the Congressional Reservation Line once dividing white and Indian territory, Sam Davis Avenue is named for a Confederate hero hanged by Federals on this hill in 1863. The Historical District, placed on the National Register in 1989, contains outstanding architecture of the 1860~1910 period.
 
Erected 1989 by Erected by the Giles County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 11.768′ N, 87° 1.671′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Sam Davis Avenue and Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling north on S. Sam Davis Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 S. Sam Davis Avenue, Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trail of Tears (about 400 feet away); Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hily-I (about 500 feet away); The Trail of Tears Interpretive Center (about 600 feet away); The Benge Route (about 700 feet away); The Bell Route
The Sam Davis Memorial Museum where Sam Davis was hanged image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
2. The Sam Davis Memorial Museum where Sam Davis was hanged
(about 700 feet away); Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial (about 700 feet away); Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pulaski.
 
Also see . . .  Sam Davis Museum, Hanging Site. Roadside America's page on the Sam Davis hanging site: ...Sam Davis probably didn't love Pulaski, but the town posthumously loved him as a symbol of Southern valor and loyalty. An engraved marble block was placed on his hanging spot, and eventually replaced by the mausoleum-like Sam Davis Memorial Museum, which opened 87 years to the minute after his execution. The block, still on the same spot, is now inside the museum, as are the leg shackles Davis wore to the gallows. (Submitted on August 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sam Davis image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
3. Sam Davis
Had I a thousand lives to live Had I a thousand lives to give I'd give them Nay I'd gladly die Before I'd live one Life a Lie
Sam Davis image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
4. Sam Davis
Born October 6, 1842 near Smyra Rutherford County TN though a Confederate Soldier in the line of duty he was executed as a spy, by the Federals at Pulaski, November 27, 1863
Butler Bain Cottage 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
5. Butler Bain Cottage 1900
Patterson Edwards House 1890 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2015
6. Patterson Edwards House 1890
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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