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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Dold Morgan 1798-1880

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 20, 2020
1. Samuel Dold Morgan 1798-1880
Inscription.  Samuel Dold Morgan, born November 8, 1798, in Staunton, Virginia, moved with his family at an early age to Maryville, Tenn. and later to Huntsville, Ala. following attendance at University of Nashville and employment in Huntsville, he moved to Nashville in 1833, opening a dry goods business. On Jan. 30, 1844, by an act of the legislature, Morgan, a prominent commercial and civic leader, was appointed one of the five commissioners to supervise erection of the state capitol. They selected William Strickland as the architect. Morgan was the only original commissioner to serve continuously until completion. In 1854, he was elected president of the board of commissioners and served in that capacity until completion in 1861. He died on June 10, 1880 and was buried in the Gardner vault at Mt. Olivet cemetery, in recognition of his years of devoted service and with the consent of his family, an official act of the legislature authorized his internment in the state capitol. At noon on December 24, 1881, his remains were placed in the east wall of the capitol’s south portico.

Samuel D. Morgan.
Died June 10, 1880.

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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 20, 2020
2. Samuel Dold Morgan 1798-1880
state here gives repose to the remains of this eminent and useful citizen in recognition of the valuable services rendered by him in the building of the capitol.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 9.934′ N, 86° 47.035′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Charlotte Avenue just west of 6th Avenue North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Charlotte Ave, Nashville TN 37219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tennessee State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Davis of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Strickland 1788-1864 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Morgan
The Tennessee State Capitol. image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 27, 2020
3. The Tennessee State Capitol.
The gravesite for Samuel Dold Morgan is outside but under the lower portico of the Tennessee State Capitol. The plaque can be accessed at anytime and is always available to pedestrian traffic.
. Wikipedia article (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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