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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Powhatan Carter

Aug 6, 1819 – May 26, 1891

 
 
Samuel Powhatan Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Samuel Powhatan Carter Marker
Inscription.  Born in this house. After attending Washington College and Princeton, graduated from U.S. Naval Academy; serving in the Navy until May 1, 1862, he was appointed brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers. His most conspicuous service was a raid into East Tennessee with a cavalry brigade late in 1862. Brevetted major general, he returned to the Navy as a commander, retired as a commodore in 1881, and was named a rear admiral on the retired list in 1882. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 72.)
 
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 May 1, 1894.
 
Location. 36° 20.934′ N, 82° 12.567′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on East Elk Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Veterans Memorial Parkway (U.S. 19E), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 829 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Wide view of the Samuel Powhatan Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Samuel Powhatan Carter Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Watauga Old Fields (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel P. Carter (about 300 feet away); Carter County Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away); Carter County's Train History (about 500 feet away); First Court West of the Alleghenies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duffield Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Office (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Also see . . .  HistoryCentral.com: Union Generals - General Samuel Powhatan Carter, USA. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Alfred Moore Carter House (1819) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
3. Alfred Moore Carter House (1819)
The birthplace of Samuel Powhatan Carter, today serves as a restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 11, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Jul. 4, 2022