Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Montgomery County Negro Agricultural Fair / Pope G. Garrett, Sr.
Pope G. Garrett, Sr. Pope Garrett, Sr. was the board secretary of the Montgomery County Negro Agricultural Fair from its inception until its end in 1962. A leader within the African American community, Garrett was a Montgomery magistrate, a successful businessman, an active Free Mason, and chairman of the Negro Progressive Club in Montgomery County. He insured the success of the yearly agricultural fair and was a central figure in the Clarksville community during the era of segregation.
Erected 2022 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 87.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 36° 32.323′ N, 87° 21.34′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Farris Drive and Drane Street, on the left when traveling west on Farris Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 Farris Dr, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emerald Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burt High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steve Enloe Wylie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drane-Foust House (approx. half a mile away); Smith-Trahern Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Austin Peay State University (approx. half a mile away); Site of Montgomery County College (approx. half a mile away); Archwood (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.