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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Horace H. Lurton

1844-1914

 
 
Horace H. Lurton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
1. Horace H. Lurton Marker
Inscription. Horace H. Lurton was a Confederate soldier, prisoner of war, lawyer, and the first president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank. A member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, in 1893 he became its Chief Justice. Appointed by President Grover Cleveland to the Sixth Court of Appeal, Lurton subsequently served as presiding judge. In 1909, President William H. Taft appointed him to the United States Supreme Court. Lurton's home, once on this site, was destroyed by the tornado of 1999.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 63.)
 
Location. 36° 31.525′ N, 87° 21.484′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street (Tennessee Route 76) and Munford Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 South 2nd Street, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Newspaper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Austin Peay (about 500 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church
Former location of Lurton home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
2. Former location of Lurton home.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Montgomery Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy and Glenn's Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarence Cameron White (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Lurton. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Legal Free Dictionary bio on Lurton. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersGovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Horace H. Lurton image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Horace H. Lurton
Harris & Ewing - Library of Congress
View from marker north towards downtown Clarksville. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
4. View from marker north towards downtown Clarksville.
South 2nd Street is one-way running south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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