Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 36° 26.204′ N, 89° 4.221′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Marker is located in Freedom Square at Discovery Park of America. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jefferson (here, next to this marker); The United States of America (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate States of America (a few steps from this marker); Ayn Rand 1905-1982 (a few steps from this marker); Prometheus (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (within Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
Also see . . . John Brown at Harpers Ferry, 1859. John Brown (1800–1859), an abolitionist who considered slavery to be a sin, led an anti-slavery movement in Kansas and hoped to arm slaves and lead a violent revolt against slavery. With 18 armed men on October 16–17, 1859, he took hostages and freed slaves in Harpers Ferry, but no slaves answered his call and instead local militia surrounded Brown and his men in a firehouse. The President sent in a unit of U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee; they stormed the firehouse and took Brown prisoner. Brown was convicted of treason against the state of Virginia and hanged. (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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