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Near Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906)

Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Newton, February 3, 2020
1. Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906) Marker
Inscription.  Born on May 29, 1831, in Montgomery County, Joseph Buckner Killebrew was an ardent advocate for extending public education, encouraging immigration to the South, developing natural resources for industrialization and improving agriculture, all of which were New South principles. A prolific writer and public servant, in 1874 he published Resources of Tennessee. Tennessee's first Commissioner of Agriculture, Killebrew served in this position from 1875 to 1880. He and his wife Mary Catherine Wimberly Killebrew lived on this farm. Only weeks after her death, Killebrew died in March of 1906. They, along with numerous relatives, are buried in the adjacent cemetery.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 82.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1906.
Location. 36° 33.967′ 
Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller, March 1, 2020
2. Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906) Marker
Looking southwest along Rossview Road.
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N, 87° 12.933′ W. Marker is near Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Rossview Road (State Highway 237) and Killebrew Road on Rossview Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2248 Rossview Road, Clarksville TN 37043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Renfroe's Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Camp Boone (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Town of Port Royal (approx. 4.1 miles away); 1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store (approx. 4.2 miles away); Stores of Port Royal (approx. 4.2 miles away); Reuben Ross (approx. 4.3 miles away); Country Woman's Club (approx. 4.8 miles away); Port Royal (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2020, by Larry Newton of Clarksville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2020, by Larry Newton of Clarksville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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