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

James Davis Porter

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
1. James Davis Porter Marker
Inscription.  Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant Secretary of State, 1885; Minister to Chile, 1892; later president of Peabody College, chancellor of the University of Nashville and president of the Tennessee Historical Society. He died May 18, 1912, and is buried in the City Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 18.209′ N, 88° 19.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street east of North Brewer Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in the Paris City
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
2. James Davis Porter Marker
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 are within walking distance of this marker. Paris City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Slave (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (a few steps from this marker); David Edward Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry County Courthouse (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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Internet Archive
3. James D. Porter
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee.   3. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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