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Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea

 
 
Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
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
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)
as the crow flies. Shields Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 1.6 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Horace Maynard (approx. 8.2 miles away); Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. 8.3 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blaine.
 
Also see . . .  Albert Miller Lea. Lea was born in Richland, Tennessee, a small village not far from Knoxville. He attended the United States Military 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.) 
 
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)
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)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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