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

James K. Polk / James C. Jones

 
 
James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker
Inscription.  Here on June 23, 1841, James K. Polk, Governor of Tennessee, running for re-election debated James C. Jones, both masters of the stump speech. James “Lean Jimmy” Jones, a Whig, who was a natural mimic and actor, defeated Polk and served as Tennessee Governor 1841-1845. James K. “Young Hickory” Polk was nominated by the Democrats in 1844 and was elected President of the United States, serving 1845-1849.
 
Erected 2000 by Citizens of Dancyville and the Haywood County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1876.
 
Location. 35° 24.278′ N, 89° 17.64′ W. Marker is in Dancyville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 76 and Dancyville Methodist Church Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 76. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton TN 38069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the
James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker (facing south)
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crow flies. Burchett Douglass (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dancyville United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Stanton (approx. 7.3 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 7½ miles away); Wesley (approx. 8 miles away); Bradford's Landing (approx. 8.8 miles away); Hardeman County/Fayette County (approx. 9 miles away); Flagg Grove School (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dancyville.
 
Also see . . .  Dedication of the James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker. "The Road to the White House - 1841" describes the gubernatorial debate held in Dancyville on June 23, 1841. (Submitted on March 2, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. James K. Polk / James C. Jones Marker (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022