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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Tyler Morgan

 
 
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Photographed By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. John Tyler Morgan Marker
Inscription.  300 yards east is the house in which John Tyler Morgan (1824–1907) was born. A brigadier general in the Confederate Army, he later served for 30 years as United States Senator from Alabama. He distinguished himself by promoting legislation in favor of the Panama Canal and of the Tennessee River development of Muscle Shoals.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 27.576′ N, 84° 34.883′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of Ingleside Avenue (Tennessee Route 305) and Old Niota Road, on the right when traveling north on Ingleside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 - 1499 State Hwy 305, Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Free Hill — A Forgotten Community (approx. one mile away); Petty-Manker Hall
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mark A.M.E. Zion, “Free Hill” (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Nocatula Legend (approx. 1.1 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tennessee Wesleyan College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Foster-Rowan House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cher-O-Kee Photofinishers (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  John Tyler Morgan. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
John Tyler Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
2. John Tyler Morgan Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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