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Jackson Spoke Here

 
 
Jackson Spoke Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 8, 2008
1. Jackson Spoke Here Marker
Inscription.  Here in a grove, Oct. 8, 1840, Andrew Jackson spoke before about 10,000 enthusiastic listeners. Accompanied by James K. Polk and Felix Grundy, he was honor guest at a barbecue. Veterans of the War of 1812, welcomed him upon his second visit.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 35° 36.346′ N, 88° 48.834′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on South Royal Street, on the right when traveling south. Across street from 582 South Royal Street. Within a few yards of "The Electro Chalybeate Well" at 604 South Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Electro Chalybeate Well (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Austin Raymond Merry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith (approx. ¼ mile away); Mother Liberty CME Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of Merry High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923 (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); 215 E. Baltimore (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Jackson Spoke Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, June 27, 2015
2. Jackson Spoke Here Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2023