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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Rufus Agee

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
1. James Rufus Agee Marker
Inscription.  Born in Knoxville November 27, 1909, Agee was well-known and respected in the fields of journalism, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and film. He won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1957 for A Death in the Family, a novel based on his youth in the Fort Sanders neighborhood at 1505 Highland Avenue and the trauma of his father's death. He died May 16, 1955.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 101.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 27, 1909.
 
Location. 35° 57.483′ N, 83° 55.7′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Ave. and James Agee Street, on the right when traveling west on Cumberland Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Byington (within shouting distance of this marker); Wait Field
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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
2. James Rufus Agee Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desegregation of the University of Tennessee (about 600 feet away); Fort Sanders (about 700 feet away); Land Grant University (approx. 0.2 miles away); 79th New York Infantry (Highlanders) Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  James Agee. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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By Tom Bosse
3. James Rufus Agee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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