Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Lot Number 1
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 35° 35.62′ N, 89° 15.708′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Marker is on a pillar at Tamm Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 S Washington Ave, Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting for Freedom (a few steps from this marker); The Brownsville Raids (a few steps from this marker); Haywood County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Haywood County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Haywood County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elbert Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Haywood County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Lot Number 1. Excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities:
Emil Tamm was an observant Jew from Bavaria. Although he had studied to be a rabbi, Tamm chose a different course for his life when he turned 20, immigrating to the United States in 1867. After spending two years in Chicago, Tamm decided to move to Brownsville, where two of his distant relatives, Mayer Greenwald and Seligman Anker, already lived. Tamm opened a general merchandise store, which remained in business for over a century. Tamm married Seligman’s daughter, Hannah Anker, and together they raised nine children, only four of whom remained in Brownsville as adults. Tamm’s store became a family business, as three of his sons and his son-in-law, Fred Silverstein, became partners. The E. Tamm & Sons Department Store remained in the Tamm and Silverstein
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.