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Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilson Park

 
 
Wilson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 14, 2020
1. Wilson Park Marker
Inscription.  

Fifteen acres for Wilson Park was donated to Union County by Bobby and Jean Johnson in 1994 from the farm of Asbury and Hazy Wilson. Married in 1882 when he was 15 and she 17. They operated a ferry and guest house on the Clinch River before moving to Union County in 1913. They were generous to the poor and faithful to their church and community.

Their ancestry includes Scot, German, English and American Indian. Raccoon Miller and Nicholas Gibbs, both of whom fought in the American Revolution, were ancestors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
 
Location. 36° 14.322′ N, 83° 49.083′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is on Wilson Lane, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Wilson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maynardville TN 37807, 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. Veterans Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Union County World War I Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Divided Loyalties
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horace Maynard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Racoon Valley (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Mann (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
 
Wilson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 14, 2020
2. Wilson Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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