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

Jim Nance McCord

 
 
Jim Nance McCord Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
1. Jim Nance McCord Marker
Inscription.  Born in Bedford County on March 17, 1879, Governor McCord had an active private career as a merchant, an auctioneer, and newspaper publisher. In public life he served as a Representative to the United States Congress, 1943-1945; Governor of Tennessee, 1945-1949; Commissioner of Conservation, 1952; and Member of the Constitutional Convention, 1953. He was elected to thirteen terms as Mayor of Lewisburg, Tennessee, 1916-1942. He died September 2, 1968.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 30.)
 
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 date for this entry is March 17, 1879.
 
Location. 35° 26.957′ N, 86° 47.327′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Tennessee, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of West Commerce Street (Tennessee Route 373) and North 2nd Avenue (Business U.S. 431), on the left when traveling east on West Commerce Street. Marker is in Marshall County Courthouse square.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1108 W Commerce St, Lewisburg TN 37091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Abner Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Shield / Desert Storm Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War in Marshall County (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); 1949 Whiteway Lighting System (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Jim Nance McCord. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on June 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Jim Nance McCord Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 6, 2020
2. Jim Nance McCord Marker
Jim Nance McCord image. Click for full size.
Cain Sloan Co. / Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
3. Jim Nance McCord
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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