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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal

1825-1903

— Minister, Physician, Educator, Politician —

 
 
Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal Marker
Inscription.  Ordained by Boones Creek Christian Church in 1866, Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal established five churches in the region. A physician, his medical practice was confined to the African-American and the Cherokee-Dutch communities until the 1873 cholera epidemic desegregated his practice. Certified to teach in the public schools by the State of Tennessee in 1873, he served as one of the supervisors of “colored schools.” In 1887, he was elected as an alderman for Johnson City. Dr. Hankal was one of the 1893 founders of Langston Normal School. His house was located on the corner of Market and Montgomery Streets. He is buried in West Lawn Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 127.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 36° 19.023′ N, 82° 21.473′ 
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W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street (State Highway 91) and Whitney Street, on the left when traveling west on West Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 243 W Market St, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colored Christian Church and Colored School (within shouting distance of this marker); Brush Creek Campground (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rich-R-Tone Records (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnson City (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Summers Hardware (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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