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

Reuben Ross

1776-1860

 
 
Reuben Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Newton, March 5, 2020
1. Reuben Ross Marker
Inscription.  

One and a half miles north was the home of Reuben Ross, who came to Montgomery County in 1807. By 1808 he was leading numerous Baptist churches in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Contributing significantly to the settlement of the area, Ross organized and pastored four churches that still exist today. He influenced the culture and morals of the region through 62 churches with more than 7,000 members.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 36° 36.288′ N, 87° 16.619′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Guthrie Highway (U.S. 79) 0.1 miles south of Oakland Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3355 Guthrie Highway, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Camp Boone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Country Woman's Club (approx. 3 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 3.4 miles away in Kentucky); Wilma Glodean Rudolph (approx. 3˝ miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Dance Floor (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dunbar Cave: a place of abundant life (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dunbar Cave: The Resort Years (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Reuben Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
2. Reuben Ross Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2020, by Larry Newton of Clarksville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2020, by Larry Newton of Clarksville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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