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Woodbury in Cannon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Mister Jim" Cummings

 
 
"Mister Jim" Cummings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
1. "Mister Jim" Cummings Marker
Inscription.  Born in Cannon County in 1890, James Harvey Cummings, known as "Mr. Jim," was a farmer, attorney, politician, and statesman. Having served in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1928 to 1972, except for 1949 – 1953 when he was Secretary of State, he was often referred to as the "Dean of the Legislature." He was married to the former "Miss Hesta" McBroom. He died in 1979 and is buried in the family cemetery just west of here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 48.744′ N, 86° 1.722′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is on McMinnville Highway (U.S. 70S) 0.2 miles east of Nave Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2707 McMinnville Hwy, Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (approx. 1.9 miles away); Forrest Rested Here
"Mister Jim" Cummings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
2. "Mister Jim" Cummings Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodbury in the Civil War (approx. 2.6 miles away); East Fork Stone's River (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War I-II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Early Industry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cannon County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
Additional commentary.
1. "Uncle Dave" Macon
The monument shown in photo #4 has the following text: How Beautiful Heaven Must Be, In Memory of "Uncle Dave" Macon, 1870-1952, who pioneered country music entertaining on "Grand Ole Opry", 1926-1952. Erected by his many Opry friends. Burial in Coleman Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
    — Submitted March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
 
"Mister Jim" Cummings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
3. "Mister Jim" Cummings Marker
Marker and monument are on the top of a hill beside the hwy and in front of a picnic area
"Uncle Dave" Macon image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 18, 2012
4. "Uncle Dave" Macon
Monument adjacent to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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