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Nunnelly in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Beth Slater Whitson

1879-1930

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
1. Beth Slater Whitson Marker
Inscription.  Goodrich, one mile west, once a furnace town producing pig iron from ore from Nunnelly mines, was the birthplace of Beth Slater Whitson, writer of poems, stories, and songs. Her best known song lyrics were “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” She moved to Nashville in 1913 and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 35° 51.632′ N, 87° 28.176′ W. Marker is in Nunnelly, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 230 and Old State Highway 48, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 230. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3287 Highway 48, Nunnelly TN 37137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Baxter Thompson (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Nunnelly Family Memorial Garden
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); First County Seat (approx. 1.7 miles away); Edwin Hickman (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hickman County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hickman County Courthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lee & Gould Furnace (approx. 9.8 miles away); Major Philip Van Horn Weems, CSA / Capture of Major Dick McCann, CSA (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nunnelly.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beth Slater Whitson. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry, by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Beth Slater Whitson Discography. From Discogs.com (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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3. Beth Slater Whitson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022