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Elkton in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Calvin Brown

 
 
John Calvin Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 7, 2010
1. John Calvin Brown Marker
Inscription.  Born in the same house as his brother, Neill, June 1, 1827. Enlisting for the Confederacy in 1861, he commanded a division at the war's end, having been twice wounded. Member 1869 Legislature and president, 1870 Constitutional Convention; elected Governor that year and again in 1872. Died Aug. 17, 1889; buried in Pulaski.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1850.
 
Location. 35° 5.283′ N, 86° 55.75′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is on Elkton Pike (U.S. 31) north of Newman Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located just south of the northern Elkton city limits sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton TN 38455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neill S. Brown (a few steps from this marker); Elkton Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Section of Tennessee Interstate
John Calvin Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 7, 2010
2. John Calvin Brown Marker
Looking South along US Hwy 31. This marker is farthest from the camera.
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 4.6 miles away); Tennessee AMVETS Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Seventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Forrest's September Raid (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pettusville (approx. 7.7 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
John Calvin Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 7, 2010
3. John Calvin Brown Marker
Looking North along US Hwy 31. This marker is closest to the camera.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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