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Atwood in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gordon Browning

1889 - 1976

 
 
Gordon Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, January 24, 2009
1. Gordon Browning Marker
Inscription.  Governor Browning was born in Carroll County. After graduating from Cumberland Law School in 1915, he began practicing in Huntingdon. He commanded Battery D, 114th Field Artillery in France in World War I. In 1922 he was elected to Congress and served six terms, and in 1937 he was inaugurated as governor. During World War II Colonel Browning served in Military Government in the Belgrum - Luxembourg Mission and in Germany. Reelected governor of Tennessee in 1948, he held office until 1953.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 35° 57.744′ N, 88° 41.606′ W. Marker is in Atwood, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Atwod Highway (U.S. 79) and Jax Road, on the right when traveling
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east on Atwod Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atwood TN 38220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll County / Gibson County (approx. ¼ mile away); Gibson County (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Post Office (approx. 4.7 miles away); Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gibson County Training School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bethel College (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atwood.
 
Gordon Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, January 24, 2009
2. Gordon Browning Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 8, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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