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

Brownsville

 
 
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By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. Brownsville Marker
Inscription.  Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 35.617′ N, 89° 15.771′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 76) and South Lafayette Avenue (Tennessee Route 19), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Elbert Williams (about 500 feet away,
Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. Brownsville Marker
measured in a direct line); Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan Female College (about 700 feet away); Dunbar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bradford's Landing (approx. 6.9 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the southwest corner of the Courthouse lawn.
 
Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. Brownsville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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