18 W. Madison Ave.
In 1833, William H. Cunningham purchased this lot from the Commissioners of Athens for $1,000. Deed records of 1853 indicate that Cunningham's executors sold the property to Francis Boyd for $400. Boyd was appointed postmaster in April of the same year and remained in this position until the time of his death in 1857, at the age of 58. Boyd was also a merchant who owned a building on the Public Square. His obituary describes him as "a good citizen and an honest man."
The house stayed in the Boyd family until the death of descendant Thomas Moore Boyd in 1998.
Erected by Main Street Athens Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 35° 26.52′ N, 84° 35.638′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is on West Madison Avenue (Business U.S. 11) just east of Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 W Madison Ave, 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. Crawford Corner (within shouting distance of
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 185 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.