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Bakerville in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Captain William Robert Anderson

1921 - 2007

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 18, 2021
1. Captain William Robert Anderson Marker
Inscription.  Born 1/2 mile north of here on June 17, 1921, William Robert Anderson was a 1943 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served during World War II and participated in 11 combat patrols in the Pacific. Anderson was the commanding officer of the first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, which made the first transpolar voyage under the North Pole in August 1958. President Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded him the Legion of Merit. Anderson represented Tennessee's Sixth District in Congress from 1965 until 1973. He died in Leesburg, Virginia, on February 25, 2007, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 35° 56.658′ N, 87° 52.492′ W.
Captain William Robert Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 18, 2021
2. Captain William Robert Anderson Marker
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Marker is in Bakerville, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is on Bakerville Road (County Road 570) 0.1 miles north of Sycamore Landing Road (County Road 1647), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12964 Bakerville Rd, Waverly TN 37185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hattie Wyatt Caraway (here, next to this marker); Jesse James (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hurricane Mills (approx. 5.6 miles away); Home Place of Loretta Lynn (approx. 5.6 miles away); Battle of Johnsonville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Parker's Crossroads (approx. 8.9 miles away); Johnsonville (approx. 9.3 miles away); Forrest's Opening Move (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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