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

Buford Ellington

1907-1972

 
 
Buford Ellington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
1. Buford Ellington Marker
Inscription.  A native of Holmes County, Mississippi, he married Catherine Cheek in 1930. Ten years later he moved to Verona where he farmed and operated a general store until 1953. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1948. Appointed commissioner of agriculture in 1953, he served until 1958. He was elected governor in 1958 and again in 1966. He held the post of director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 35° 31.844′ N, 86° 46.176′ W. Marker is near Lewisburg, Tennessee, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Verona Caney Road (Tennessee Route 272) and Anes Station Road, on the right when traveling south on Verona Caney Road. 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 6 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berlin Rock (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ewing Farm (approx. 4.1 miles away); Farmington Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Farmington Engagement (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jones Training School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Joe Chase Adams House (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Historic Ladies Rest Room (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dixie Theater (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Buford Ellington. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Buford Ellington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
2. Buford Ellington Marker
Buford Ellington image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
3. Buford Ellington
 
 
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 199 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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