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

Richard "Dick" Poyner

(1802-1862)

 
 
Richard "Dick" Poyner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Richard "Dick" Poyner Marker
Inscription.  One of Tennessee's most outstanding Wood craftsmen, Richard "Dick" Poynor was listed in the 1860 census as a free mulatto. He was literate, a man of property, and a member of the Leipers Fork Primitive Baptist Church, a white congregation. Poynor's horse powered lathe turned maple and hickory to create chairs and other items prized for their beauty and durability.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 65.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 35° 52.683′ N, 87° 4.753′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pinewood Road (State Highway 46) and Moore Lane, on the left when traveling south on Pinewood Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5746 Pinewood Rd, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrison (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bending Chestnut
Richard "Dick" Poyner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Richard "Dick" Poyner Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); U.S.D. 1812 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tennessee Valley Divide (approx. 3.1 miles away); Flagpole Campground / Pinewood Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dr. George B. Hunter Farm / Along Leiper's Fork (approx. 3.4 miles away); Boston (approx. 3.4 miles away); Kingfield (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Language from the marker
The language in the marker, while including an offensive term for a multiracial person of European and African heritage, is taken verbatim from the marker.
    — Submitted May 10, 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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