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Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Cole Williams

 
 
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By Ken Smith
1. Samuel Cole Williams Marker
Inscription.  Born on a farm near old south Gibson about 4 miles NE, he spent his boyhood in a house on this site. He attended local public schools and a private school taught by Mrs. Sharp Lannon. Later he practiced law in this city, from 1884 to 1889. A distinguished jurist, he was also one of Tennessee's premier historians.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 49.133′ N, 88° 54.966′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue and Barrow Street, on the left when traveling south on South Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt TN 38343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Strawberries (approx. 5.7 miles
Samuel Cole Williams image. Click for full size.
By Russ Keltner, circa August 2009
2. Samuel Cole Williams
away); Mount Zion (approx. 5.9 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 8.9 miles away); Gibson County Training School (approx. 10.6 miles away); Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School (approx. 10.7 miles away); Fighting for Trenton (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
 
Samuel Cole Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. Samuel Cole Williams Marker
Samuel Cole Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
4. Samuel Cole Williams Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 25, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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