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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Andrew Johnson

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. Andrew Johnson Marker
Inscription.  
Champion of Public Education in Tennessee
“Can there be nothing done to advance the great cause of education?”
Governor Andrew Johnson, 1853
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Throughout his legislative and gubernatorial careers, Andrew Johnson advocated appropriation of public money for common schools for both boys and girls. As governor, he proposed a school tax which was passed by the legislature in February 1854. As president, he gave personal land for a church and freedmen’s school in Greeneville. On March 2, 1867, he signed a bill establishing Howard University, an African-American institution of higher learning in Washington, D. C.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 91.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 36° 9.827′ N, 82° 49.736′ W. Marker is
Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Andrew Johnson Marker
in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of E Church Street and N College Street, on the left when traveling east on E Church Street. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greeneville, Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Lundy (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol of State of Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); "I Have Wrestled With Poverty" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Harmony Graveyard (about 400 feet away); The Heart of the Household (about 400 feet away); An Early Home (about 400 feet away); Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Marker on E Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Marker on E Church Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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