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

Edward Chalmers Huffaker

July 16, 1856 – January 3, 1936

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
1. Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker
Inscription.  Born near Sevierville, Tennessee, Edward C. Huffaker earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. Between 1890 and 1892, while experimenting with gliders, he discovered the principle by which a curved wing surface generates lift. His work formed the foundation of modern aeronautics. Huffaker worked with Dr. Samuel Langley at the Smithsonian, the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, and Octave Chanute here in Chuckey.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 79.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 36° 12.945′ N, 82° 41.27′ W. Marker is in Chuckey, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Chuckey Pike and Chuckey Hwy, on the left when traveling south on Chuckey Pike. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chuckey TN 37641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer
Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
2. Edward Chalmers Huffaker Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Eye-Witness to a Near Tragedy (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Real Likeness of David Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Davy Crockett’s Birthplace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2012
3. Markers in Chuckey
Two markers are found at this location. The Edward Chalmers Huffaker marker is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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