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Near Telford in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Embree

0.8 mi. →

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
1. Thomas Embree Marker
Inscription.  In 1791, Seth Smith, a Pennsylvania stonemason, built the house 0.6 mi. W. of Telford and 300 yds. N. of the road for the Quaker father of Elihu, an early abolitionist, and his brother, Elijah, an early iron- master. The family came from New Jersey. Sarah Hawkins, first wife of John Sevier, is buried near the house.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 14.612′ N, 82° 33.407′ W. Marker is near Telford, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Old State Route 34 (State Highway 353) and Matthews Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Old State Route 34. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Matthews Mill Rd, Telford TN 37690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as
Thomas Embree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. Thomas Embree Marker
the crow flies. Washington College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Salem Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington College (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Tester Brothers (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Limestone Station (approx. 4˝ miles away); Washington County / Greene County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Plum Grove (approx. 5 miles away); Jacob Brown (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Embree House. National Register of Historic Places registration form and accompanying photographs (PDF) of the property. (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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