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Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2019
1. Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1796 for Major Lea and Lavinia Jarnagin Lea, the brick house on this land is one of the oldest in Grainger County. The ninth Lea child, Albert Miller Lea, was born here in 1808. Lea assisted in two major land surveys in Tennessee and present-day Iowa. In 1841 he served as Chief Clerk for the U.S. Secretary of War John Buell. The land called "Richland", so named for the creek that runs past, is some of the earliest land deeded in the County.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B-67.)
 
Location. 36° 10.415′ N, 83° 41.191′ W. Marker is in Blaine, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker is on Rutledge Pike (U.S. 11W) 0.4 miles north of Milligan Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the east side of the highway, just south of Lea Creek, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blaine TN 37709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shields Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blaine's Crossroads
Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker<br>(<i>wide view north  Highway US-11W in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2019
2. Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker
(wide view north Highway US-11W in background)
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); McBee's Ferry (was approx. 7.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Horace Maynard (approx. 8.2 miles away); Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blaine.
 
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1. Colonel Albert Miller Lea. Lea is remembered in his native state of Tennessee, in the midwestern states he explored (Minnesota and Iowa), and in East Texas, where he built railroads, fought at the Battle of Galveston, and operated his businesses. Lea knew the political elite of his day in Washington, D. C., commanded their respect, and served faithfully whenever they appointed him to office. He knew many of the Union and Confederate generals of that era who had been his West Point classmates. He cast his lot with the Confederacy and lost, but after he was paroled, he sought to rebuild his fortunes. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Albert Miller Lea. Lea was born in Richland, Tennessee, a small village not far from Knoxville. He attended the United States Military
Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker<br>(<i>wide view east  Lea house in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2019
3. Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker
(wide view east Lea house in background)
Academy. He graduated fifth of 33 cadets in the Class of 1831. Due to his high class ranking, he was assigned to the engineers and posted to Fort Des Moines in the Iowa Territory. In 1837, despite his youth, he became the Chief Engineer for the state of Tennessee. He then worked for the Federal government determining the boundary between Iowa and Missouri. During the American Civil War, Lea was an engineering officer in the Confederate States Army with the rank of major (later, lieutenant colonel). (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea<br>(<i>view southeast from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2019
4. Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea
(view southeast from near marker)
 

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