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

David Edward Jackson

 
 
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By Curtis Wise, November 8, 2019
1. David Edward Jackson
Inscription.  David Jackson was a famous Rocky Mountain fur trader, explorer, businessperson, and namesake for Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the Teton region. During the War of 1812, he served as an Ensign in Ohio. In January 1837 Jackson traveled to Paris, Tennessee, on business where he contracted typhoid fever. Dr. Porter attended to him while he resided at Atkins Tavern in Paris. Jackson died on December 24, 1837. Sympathetic Paris Masons buried Jackson, himself a Mason, in the Paris City Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 59.)
 
Location. 36° 18.222′ N, 88° 19.402′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street just south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 East Ruff Street, Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (a few steps from this marker); Slave (a few steps from
David Edward Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Curtis Wise, November 7, 2019
2. David Edward Jackson
this marker); James Davis Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Paris (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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