Wartburg in Morgan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
George Frederick Gerding
Born in Germany in 1800, he became a successful businessman after moving to New York. He was decorated by Belgium King Leopold I for establishing the first ship line between Antwerp and New York. He was U.S. Consul to Baden-Baden 1845-47. Acquiring 300,000 acres of land, he established the East Tennessee Land Colonization Co. for Swiss, German, and French immigrants. In 1844 he founded Wartburg, and gave land for the town square, a church, and a cemetery. He died in 1884.
Marker reverse: Same text
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F31.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 36° 6.316′ N, 84° 35.868′ W. Marker is in Wartburg, Tennessee, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Kingston Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. The marker is located at the south entrance to the Morgan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 North Kingston Street, Wartburg TN 37887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Morgan County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Morgan County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Morgan County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Morgan County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Morgan County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Morgan County All Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Wartburg in the War (within shouting distance of this marker); Dixie Lee (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wartburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.