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Alexis de Tocqueville At Sandy Bridge

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
1. Alexis de Tocqueville At Sandy Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), author of the classic Democracy in America, and Gustave de Beaumont (1802-1866) spent four frigid days and nights, December 12-16, 1831 at Sandy Bridge, now Hollow Rock. The postmaster, Zephaniah Harris, and his wife, Martha, lodged them in a primitive log inn. The Frenchmen's observations at Sandy Bridge informed what Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America (1835-1840), notably about the effects of slavery upon Southern life.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicBridges & ViaductsCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1831.
 
Location. 36° 2.046′ N, 88° 16.151′ W. Marker is in Hollow Rock, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 70) and Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hollow Rock TN 38342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
2. Alexis de Tocqueville At Sandy Bridge Marker
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8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hollowrock Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); One of Country Music's Darkest Days (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nathan Nesbitt (approx. 7.9 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away); Isaac R. Hawkins (approx. 8.9 miles away); "Tranquility" (approx. 9 miles away); Irish CSA Soldiers (approx. 9 miles away); Old Racetrack (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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