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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greenwood

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
1. Greenwood Marker
Inscription.  Land for this cemetery was part of a North Carolina grant to Nicholas Long; John White deeded to the city of Columbia in 1808. Here are buried, among pioneers of the "Territory South of the River Ohio" and other early settlers, Major Samuel Polk and his wife, Jane Knox, parents of President James K. Polk.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 37.135′ N, 87° 2.014′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 W 4th St, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camille Leonie Herndon (a few steps from this marker); The Polk Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Knox Polk Chapter
Greenwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
2. Greenwood Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Bethel House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Princess Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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