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Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prentice Cooper

1895-1969

 
 
Prentice Cooper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
1. Prentice Cooper Marker
Inscription.  Governor of Tennessee for three successive terms 1939-1945. A native of Bedford County and graduate of Webb School, Princeton and Harvard Law School, he was Attorney General of the 8th Judicial Circuit, a member of the 63rd and 70th General Assemblies, U.S. Ambassador to Peru 1946-1948. President of the 1953 Tennessee Constitutional Convention, Veteran of WW I and State Commander of the American Legion. He reactivated the Tennessee Historical Commission and was a member 1941-1969.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 35° 29.068′ N, 86° 27.23′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on East Lane Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coble House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Redeemer
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Eakin-Smith Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin C. Shofner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribute to World War I Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fighting in Shelbyville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Webb School mentioned on this marker.
 
Prentice Cooper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller
2. Prentice Cooper Marker
Prentice Cooper House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
3. Prentice Cooper House
Jenkins Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, January 26, 2010
4. Jenkins Chapel
Site of Prentice Cooper's grave, Jenkins Chapel is located on Shofner Bridge Road, near Blaine Circle (Coordinates: N35 27.786 W86 22.831)
Prentice Cooper Grave stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, January 26, 2010
5. Prentice Cooper Grave stone
Perseverantia Omnia Vincit
(Translation from Latin: Perseverance Conquers All Things)
Prentice Cooper Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, January 26, 2010
6. Prentice Cooper Grave
Prentice Cooper's parents are on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 22, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 26, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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