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Near Lewisburg in Marshall County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Henry Hollis Horton

1866-1934

 
 
Henry Hollis Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
1. Henry Hollis Horton Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Princeton City, Jackson County, Alabama, Horton was an educator and prominent attorney and farmer. He married Anna Adeline Wilhoite on November 25, 1896. Elected to the state legislature from Franklin County in 1907, he represented Marshall County in 1927. In October 1927 he succeeded Governor Austin Peay and served until January 1933. Governor Horton is buried 100 feet east of here in the Wilhoite Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 35° 35.195′ N, 86° 41.664′ W. Marker is near Lewisburg, Tennessee, in Marshall County. Marker is on Nashville Highway (Alternate U.S. 31) 0.1 miles north of Warner Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Henry Horton State Park.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg TN 37091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Rainey (approx. half a mile away); Clay Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Swaim House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Freeman's Battery (approx. 5 miles away); Forrest Boyhood Home (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest Boyhood Home (approx. 5 miles away); Buford Ellington (approx. 5.7 miles away); Farmington Confederate Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Horton. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Henry Hollis Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
2. Henry Hollis Horton Marker
Horton's grave at the nearby Wilhoite Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
3. Horton's grave at the nearby Wilhoite Cemetery
Henry Hollis Horton image. Click for full size.
Cornelius Hankins / Courtesy Tennessee Portrait Project
4. Henry Hollis Horton
This portrait was presented to the State in ceremonies January 16, 1933. It was unveiled by the Governor's granddaughter, Adeline Wilhoite Horton and accepted by Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, the State Librarian. (Tennessee Portrait Project)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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