Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Camille Leonie Herndon
September 29, 1869 - March 15, 1963
— Daughter of Joseph Pomfred and Josephine Maurice Herndon —
"Miss Camille" was a Maury County native and lifelong resident of West Seventh Street in Columbia, Tennessee.
She was a graduate of the Columbia Female Institute, where she taught a number of years. She studied organ music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. For more than 60 years, Miss Camille was the organist and choir director at St. Peters Episcopal Church. She played piano for the Columbia Rotary Club where she was the only female member.
She and her sister, Marie Louise Herndon Martin, were charter members of the Jane Knox Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. As a devoted member of her chapter, “Miss Camille” bequeathed funding to erect the south side stone wall of Greenwood Cemetery.
Erected 2017 by Jane Knox Polk Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1869.
Location. 35° 37.143′ N, 87° 2.017′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 4th Street and North Main Street. Marker is located in Greenwood Cemetery. 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. Greenwood (a few steps from this marker); The Polk Family (a few steps from this marker); Jane Knox Polk Chapter (a few steps from this marker); The Duck River and Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverside Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
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