Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Daily Post-Athenian

125 N. Jackson St.

 
 
The Daily Post-Athenian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 17, 2021
1. The Daily Post-Athenian Marker
Inscription.  
Build c. 1920, this building housed the printing office of The Athenian, a republican newspaper. Later it merged with The Athens Semi-Weekly Post, a democratic paper, to become The Post Athenian. In the early 1930s it became a daily publication, The Daily Post-Athenian.

On August 1, 1946, Editor Neal Ensminger had just walked down the street to check on early voting when two GI poll watchers broke out of the Athens Water Works/Precinct 11 building. This moment in time gave him a firsthand glimpse for a story about the Battle of Athens.
 
Erected by Main Street Athens Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceNotable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1946.
 
Location. 35° 26.629′ N, 84° 35.592′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) and East Hornsby Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street

The Daily Post-Athenian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 17, 2021
2. The Daily Post-Athenian Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 N Jackson St, Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens Water Works Precinct 11 (within shouting distance of this marker); WLAR (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Cleage (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); McGaughey Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Wesleyan College (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=177741

Paid Advertisement
Dec. 1, 2021