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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Joseph Dickson

A Hero of the Battle of King's Mountain

 
 
General Joseph Dickson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. General Joseph Dickson Marker
Inscription.  With aid of his vote and influence in N.C. Constitutional Convention this very soil became part of the United States of America.

Distinctions Captain, Major, and Colonel in American Revolution and later General in militia. As Major, one of leaders of troops from Lincoln Co., N.C. in Battle of King's Mountain. State senator of N.C. 1788-94. Member of U.S. House of Representatives 1799-1801. Member of two committees of safety in N.C. One of first trustees of University of N.C. Member of House of Representatives of Tenn. 1807-11 and speaker 1809-11. Officer in Masonic lodge. Elder in Presbyterian church.

Resided in PA., N.C., Tenn. Built and lived in two-story double log house near this site.

This memorial contributed in 1973 by his descendants.
 
Erected 1973 by Descendants of Gen. Joseph Dickson.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 35° 50.672′ N, 86° 23.29′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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, in Rutherford County. Memorial is on East Vine Street east of South Academy Street, on the right when traveling east. Located behind iron fence surrounding Murfreesboro Old City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties (here, next to this marker); The Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); State Capitol (here, next to this marker); The Allen Chapel AME Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Daniel Richardson (about 400 feet away); Tennessee Baptist Convention (about 700 feet away); Joseph B. Palmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grantland Rice (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
General Joseph Dickson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. General Joseph Dickson Marker
Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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