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LaGrange in Fayette County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House

 
 
Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
1. Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House Marker
Inscription.  This house was the birthplace of Lucy P. Holcombe Pickens (June 11, 1832 - Aug. 8, 1899), a noted beauty of ante-bellum days and the most famous person born in La Grange. Mrs. Pickens is the only woman whose likeness has appeared on American currency, namely, the Confederate $1.00 and $100.00 notes. On April 26, 1858 she married Francis Pickens (April 7, 1805 - Jan. 25, 1869), who thereupon became U.S. Minister to Russia under President James Buchanan and two years later was elected Confederate Governor of South Carolina. During thirty years of widowhood "Lady Pick" served as vice-regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and continued to be a leading Southern hostess at her estate, "Edgewood," near Edgefield, S.C.
 
Erected 1974 by West Tennessee Historical Society - Charles A. Bobbitt, President.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1863.
 
Location.
Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
2. Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House Marker
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35° 2.914′ N, 89° 14.758′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Tennessee, in Fayette County. Marker is on Pine Street north of Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located just across the railroad tracks on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moscow TN 38057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); La Grange (approx. ¼ mile away); LaGrange (approx. ¼ mile away); Immanuel Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 1½ miles away); The Bird Dog & Field Trial Capital of the World (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
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Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
3. Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House
Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
4. Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022