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Scotts Hill in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prof. B.A. Tucker

 
 
B.A. Tucker Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, October 3, 2020
1. B.A. Tucker Marker
Inscription.  
B.A. Tucker
Born in Decatur County, Tenn.
Dec, 3, 1861
Died in Scotts Hill, Tenn.
April 30, 1903
Aged
41 yrs. 4 mos. 7 days
[Unreadable]

This Monument was erected to the sacred memory of Prof. B.A. Tucker founder of Scotts Hill Normal College Scotts Hill, Tenn. by his pupils.
WB Keeton
AL Goff
WT Stubblefield
Committee
 
Erected by Pupils of Prof. B.A. Tucker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 35° 30.831′ N, 88° 14.646′ W. Marker is in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 114 at milepost 0, just east of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Highway 114, Scotts Hill TN 38374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmers State Bank and FirstBank: A Century of Community Banking (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend R. Swift (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Monument
Front of Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, October 3, 2020
2. Front of Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Scotts Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Temple (approx. 0.8 miles away); Doe Creek School (approx. 3 miles away); Doe Creek Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Doe Creek Church and School (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotts Hill.
 
Regarding Prof. B.A. Tucker. Prof. B.A. Tucker taught school here beginning in 1892. Elected Decatur County Superintendent in 1889-01 and 1891-93, a leader in the Methodist Church, died of appendix. The committee erected the monument included: N.N. Norton, Oscar Stevenson, Lou Robbins, Sam Walton, Perry Horbert, A.L. Goff, Dr. W.B. Keeton, Will Stubblefield. The monument was originally at the former College Campus, it was moved in 1932 to a new school built on this property, then when the current school was built it was moved here. The monument stands as a beacon of excellence and remind us that through times change, positive attributes are still the key to success. Mr. Tucker is buried at Concord Cemetery, South of Decaturville off of U.S. 641.
 
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, October 3, 2020
3. Back of Marker
B.A. Tucker Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By David Austin, October 3, 2020
4. B.A. Tucker Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Last updated on October 9, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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