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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alfred Eugene Jackson

 
 
Alfred Eugene Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Alfred Eugene Jackson Marker
Inscription.  Born January 1807, this native Tennessean became one of the area’s most successful businessmen, achieving prominence as a financial agent for the East Tenn. & Va. Railroad, which he helped to found. During the Civil War he was appointed a brigadier general in the C.S. Army and assigned to duty in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, fighting with particular distinction at the Battle of Saltville in 1864. He died in 1889 and is buried in the Old Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-85.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1807.
 
Location. 36° 17.562′ N, 82° 28.788′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Oak Grove Avenue (State Road 81) north of West Main Street (State Road 81), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Alfred Eugene Jackson Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Soldier (approx. ¼ mile away); Christopher Taylor House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Christopher Taylor Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chester Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jonesborough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sketches of prominent Tennesseans:. containing biographies and records of many of the families who have attained prominence in Tennessee by William S. Speer (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Blue & Gray: Will the Real “Mudwall” Jackson Please Stand Up?. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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