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Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown

 
 
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By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown Marker
Inscription.  Born May 9, 1775, Bucks County, PA. Appointed Brig. Gen. U.S. Army July 19, 1813. Distinguished himself in War of 1812 at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Was severely wounded at Niagara. Senior officer of U.S. Army at war's end. First commissioners named Brownsville in his honor. General-in-Chief U.S. Army from 1821 until his death Feb. 24, 1828.
 
Erected 1992 by The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Tennessee; Brownsville Chapter - L.J.S. - S.P.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
Location. 35° 35.699′ N, 89° 15.735′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Avenue (Tennessee Route 76) and West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 N Washington Ave, Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Army National Guard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elbert Williams
Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown Marker
(about 500 feet away); Brownsville (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan Female College (approx. ¼ mile away); Dunbar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 4 miles away); Bradford's Landing (approx. 7 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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