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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rice House

115 E. Madison Ave.

 
 
Rice House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 17, 2021
1. Rice House Marker
Inscription.  

This house is believed to have been built in 1835 by Cleage and Crutchfield, contractors. It was inherited by Margaretta Senter Rice after her father died without a will in 1846. She was the wife of Charles L. Rice after whom the community of Riceville was named. The property stayed in the family until 1933.

Cleage and Crutchfield also built a sister house, owned by Thomas Crutchfield, on the next lot. Later, Samuel Ivins, editor of the Athens Post, lived there. In 1848, he founded the newspaper which was printed in a building across the street from his home.
 
Erected by Main Street Athens Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 35° 26.551′ N, 84° 35.516′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of East Madison Avenue and East Bank Street, on the left when traveling west on East Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 E Madison Avenue, Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Cleage Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); McKeldin Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Cher-O-Kee Photofinishers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Planters Bank (about 300 feet away); Nankivell-Walthall Building (about 300 feet away); GI Headquarters (about 300 feet away); Foster-Rowan House (about 400 feet away); McGaughey Corner (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Rice House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 17, 2021
2. Rice House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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