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Near Farragut in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Birthplace of Admiral Farragut

 
 
David Glasgow Farragut Birth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Margot Kline, February 3, 2010
1. David Glasgow Farragut Birth Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace of
Admiral Farragut
Born July 5th 1801

Erected by
Bonny Kate Chapter
D. A. R. Knoxville

Dedicated by
Admiral Dewey
May 15th 1900

 
Erected 1900 by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1900.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 51.173′ N, 84° 5.063′ W. Marker was near Farragut, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker could be reached from Christus Way south of South Northshore Drive (Route 332). Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Christus Way, Knoxville TN 37922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Admiral Farragut's Birthplace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Cumberland Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ball Camp (approx. 4 miles away); Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 4.1 miles away); States View (approx. 4.2 miles away); Archibald Roane (approx. 4.4 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers relating to Admiral Farragut.
 
Screen capture aerial view of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
2. Screen capture aerial view of the Marker
The grayish blob under the “pushpin” is the marker.
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David Glasgow Farragut image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. David Glasgow Farragut
This 1838 portrait of David Glasgow Farragut hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“President Abraham Lincoln considered the appointment of David Glasgow Farragut as commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron the best one he made during the Civil War. Sailing in the flag­ship USS Hartford on April 24, 1862, Farragut led his fleet of seventeen vessels in a successful run by the Confederate defenses, engaged and defeated the enemy flotilla, and captured New Orleans. Rear Admiral Farragut spent the next two years blockading the Gulf Coast and maintaining Union control over the lower Mississippi before preparing for the capture of the Mobile Bay defenses in August 1864. By month's end, Farragut's fleet had forced the Confederate surrender. This, the major victory of Farragut's naval career, earned him the rank of vice admiral. Two years later, in declining health, he was commissioned admiral.

This portrait was painted early in Farragut's naval career, when he was a lieutenant. ” — National Portrait Gallery
Imagery showing area now a private homesite. image. Click for full size.
Imagery © Google Map Data, 2017
4. Imagery showing area now a private homesite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Margot Kline of Knoxville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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