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

Built 1959

 
 
Built 1959 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Built 1959 Marker
Inscription.  Thomas D. Wiggins, selling his goods here in a log cabin, was the first merchant in Winchester. In 1812, he was appointed postmaster, making this the site of Winchester's first post office. From the 1860s, many successful lawyers occupied offices on this site, among them Hopkins L. Turney, Tennessee senator, and his son, Peter Turney, Governor of Tennessee. This building was erected for Winchester National Farm Loan Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 35° 11.175′ N, 86° 6.671′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of South College Street (Alternate U.S. 41) and 1st Avenue SE, on the right when traveling north on South College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South College 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. Built 1880s (a few steps from this marker); Built 1889 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1880s (within shouting distance of this marker);
Built 1959 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Built 1959 Marker
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a different marker also named Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1890s (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1890 (within shouting distance of this marker); Did You Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Hopkins Lacy Turney (1797-1857) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division / Public domain, May 5, 2021
3. Hopkins Lacy Turney (1797-1857)
He was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1837-1843 and a U.S. Senator from that state 1845-1851. He returned to his law practice in Winchester afterward.
Peter Turney (1827-1903) image. Click for full size.
Lloyd Branson / Tennessee State Library and Archives, May 5, 2021
4. Peter Turney (1827-1903)
He was a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court 1870-1893 before serving as governor 1893-1897.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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