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Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Horace Maynard

1814~1882

 
 
Horace Maynard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 27, 2018
1. Horace Maynard Marker
Inscription.  Horace Maynard was born on August 30, 1814, in Massachusetts. A graduate of Amherst College, he taught at East Tennessee College, later the University of Tennessee. Also a lawyer, he was counsel for the establishment of Union County in 1850, and Maynardville was named in his honor. Elected to Congress in 1857, he served until 1863. After the Civil War, Maynard was reelected to Congress in 1866 and served until 1875, when he was appointed Minister to Turkey. United States Postmaster General from 1880 to 1881, Maynard died in Knoxville on May 3, 1882.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1882.
 
Location. 36° 14.987′ N, 83° 47.905′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Court Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maynardville TN 37807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roy Claxton Acuff (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union County World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Racoon Valley (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walker's Ford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
 
Also see . . .  Horace Maynard. (Submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Horace Maynard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 27, 2018
2. Horace Maynard Marker
Horace Maynard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew Brady, circa 1864
3. Horace Maynard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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