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

Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse

 
 
Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  [Side A:]
Did you Know? A tightrope performer called Monsieur LeRey gave a performance in 1881 walking on a tightrope stretched from the roof of the two-story brick building on the southeast corner of the Square to the second-story window in the Courthouse cupola. In February 1917, Chero-Cola Bottling Company, formerly the Blue Seal Bottling Works owned by H. F. and C. S. Blue, moved into the building which had been occupied by the Post Office before 1914.

[Side B:]
Did you Know? In June 1863, F. A. Loughmiller left for Charleston, South Carolina for the purpose of buying goods and necessities of life to bring back to Winchester and sell at cost and carriage. He took twenty thousand dollars with him, which was raised through the exertions of Colonel A. S. Colyar in a patriotic endeavor to alleviate the sufferings of those in Franklin County whose limited means was insufficient for the purchase of even the common necessities of life.

Franklin County Courthouse This distinctive four-sided, three-level, Bedford limestone building, completed in 1937 on the site of an older brick courthouse
Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker (Side B)
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built in 1836 and a much smaller brick one built before that in 1814, is an outstanding example of Art Deco architectural style of the Great Depression era.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
 
Location. 35° 11.161′ N, 86° 6.696′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on 1st Avenue SE east of South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 1st Avenue SE, 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. Built 1890s (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Built 1890s (here, next to this marker); Colonel James Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Built 1899 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1880s (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1880s (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. Sign also contains maps, business directory and advertisements excluded from this entry.
 
Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
3. Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse Marker
Franklin County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. Miller / Public domain, 2008
4. Franklin County Courthouse
 
 
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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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