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Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Captain William Walton

1760-1816

 
 
Captain William Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Captain William Walton Marker
Inscription.  Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, Walton fought in the Revolution for that state. He settled in the Cumberland country in 1784. Walton served in the legislatures of North Carolina and Tennessee and as a Smith County magistrate. He built Walton’s Road in 1801 and operated stands along its route. Countless settlers traveled this road en route to middle and West Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 15.078′ N, 85° 57.133′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Tennessee, in Smith County. Marker is on Main Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage TN 37030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benton McMillin (here, next to this marker); Smith County Courthouse Square (a
Captain William Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Captain William Walton Marker
few steps from this marker); Bragg Invades Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Upper Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rome Ferry (approx. 6.6 miles away); Tennessee Central Crash Kills 10 (approx. 6.9 miles away); T.B. Sutton General Store (approx. 8.8 miles away); Civil War in Granville (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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