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Near Tullahoma in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Isham G. Harris

 
 
Isham G. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, October 21, 2009
1. Isham G. Harris Marker
Inscription.  Born near here, 1818. Was the only governor of Confederate State of Tennessee. In Congress 1849-51; elected governor, 1857-59-61. When U.S. forces captured Nashville, joined staff of Army of Tennessee for remainder of War. Fled to Mexico, 1865, returned 1867. Was U.S. Senator from 1877 until his death in 1897.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 19.531′ N, 86° 13.53′ W. Marker was near Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker was at the intersection of Old Tullahoma Road (State Highway 130) and Turkey Creek Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Tullahoma Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow
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flies. Maplewood Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery 920 Maplewood Ave. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coffee County / Franklin County (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Isham G. Harris (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
 
Also see . . .  Isham G. Harris. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,391 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2020, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Photo   1. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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