Near Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Birthplace of James Percy Priest
J. Percy Priest, the son of George M. and Axie Priest, was born on April 1, 1900, one mile west on the old Theta Road. From January 3, 1941 until his death on October 12, 1956, he served as U. S. Congressman from the Fifth District. Priest also worked as a teacher, journalist, and Christian leader. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 62.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 35° 46.029′ N, 87° 0.403′ W. Marker is near Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of Carters Creek Pike and B Dodson Road, on the right when traveling north on Carters Creek Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1634 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burwood (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rippavilla PlantationBilly Direct (approx. 3.8 miles away); Schofield's Retreat (approx. 3.9 miles away); Confederate Movements After Sunset (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hood's Command Post (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Percy Priest. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.