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Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John DeWitt Clinton Atkins

(1825-1908)

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
1. John De Witt Clinton Atkins Marker
Inscription.  Born in Henry County, J.D.C. Atkins was a member, Tenn. General Assembly, 1849-53 and 1855-57; U.S. Congressman, 1857-59 and 1873-83; Lt. Col., 5th TN Infantry, CSA. 1861; Rep., Confederate Congress, 1861-65; co-founder, Paris Intelligencer, 1867; and U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1885-88. While in Congress, he was Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, and was instrumental in obtaining removal of Federal troops from the South. He is buried in City Cemetery here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 38.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 18.227′ N, 88° 19.396′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street south of Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in the Paris City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. David Edward Jackson (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Slave (within shouting distance of this marker); Paris City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); James Davis Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Sep. 25, 2020