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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Built 1885

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Built 1885 Marker
Inscription.  In the 1830s, a red-headed Irishman sold beer and ginger cakes on this site until some boys got him drunk and cut his hair, causing him to leave town. In 1850, E. R. Horton erected a storehouse here used by several dry goods merchants. After an 1884 fire destroyed the Horton building, R. C. Handly constructed this building, which was occupied by a wide variety of businesses until it was purchased in 1956 by Farmer's National Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 35° 11.156′ N, 86° 6.728′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and 1st Avenue SW, on the right when traveling south on South Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 South Jefferson Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Built 1885 (here, next to this marker); Built 1899 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1885 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1889
Built 1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Built 1885 Marker
Marker is next to the large glass window.
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(a few steps from this marker); Did You Know? (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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