Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Colonel James Lewis
Born April 6, 1756 Albemarle County Virginia
Died February 21, 1849 Franklin County Tennessee
Served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. Participated in the Battles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Yorktown. Was with Washington when he crossed the Delaware. Witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Erected the first brick house and was one of the appointed Commissioners for the erection of the first courthouse and jail in Franklin County.
Julian Lee Rayford Sculptor
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1773.
Location. 35° 11.167′ N, 86° 6.7′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue SE (Business U.S. 64) and South Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east on 1st Avenue SE. Marker is at the Southeast corner of the Franklin County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Built 1890s (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1890s (a few steps from this marker); Built 1880s (a few steps from this marker); Built 1899 (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Built 1880s (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,028 times since then and 223 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.