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Talbott in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Watkins-Witt House

Arrowhill c. 1857

 
 
Watkins-Witt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. Watkins-Witt House Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 36° 10.169′ N, 83° 24.375′ W. Marker is in Talbott, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is on West Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11E) 0.1 miles west of Archer Circle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6622 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Talbott TN 37877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melville Milton Murrell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Panther Springs (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 3 miles away); Dewitt Clinton Senter (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mossy Creek Engagement (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Mossy Creek (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nelson Merry School (approx. 5˝ miles away).
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Regarding Watkins-Witt House. Excerpts from the National Register nomination:
The Watkins-Witt House is important for its association with Albert Gallatin Watkins.… He was elected to the 26th Tennessee General Assembly in 1845 from Jefferson County. He was a presidential elector, Whig ticket, in 1848. Watkins was elected to the House of Representatives and served from 1849 to 1853 as a Whig, and served again from 1855 to 1859 as a Democrat. He was a presidential elector in 1860 on the National Democratic Ticket.…

After the Watkins family sold the house in 1867, three families owned it before it was purchased by J. O. Witt in 1919. The house was allowed to deteriorate during the period between 1867 and 1919, eventually being used as a tenant house with the upstairs bedrooms being used to dry wheat. In 1919, J. O. Witt, a prominent local banker and owner of the mill at Talbott Station, purchased the deteriorating house and remodeled/restored it for his new wife.

 
Also see . . .  Watkins-Witt House (PDF). National Register nominate for the property, which was listed in 1991. (National Park Service) (Submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Watkins-Witt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. Watkins-Witt House Marker
Marker is to the right of the front door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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