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

Benton McMillin

1845-1933

 
 
Benton McMillin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Benton McMillin Marker
Inscription.  A native of Kentucky, Benton McMillin moved to Celina at an early age and later to Carthage. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1874 and Congress in 1879 for a twenty year tenure. Benton McMillin served two terms as Governor, 1899-1903, promoting the public school system. The “Democratic Warhorse of Tennessee” died in Nashville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 40.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 15.081′ 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 walking distance of this marker. Captain William Walton (here, next to this marker); Smith County Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Bragg Invades Kentucky (within shouting distance
Benton McMillin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Benton McMillin Marker
of this marker); Confederacy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Stallings (about 700 feet away); The Carthage Christian Church (about 700 feet 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 407 times since then. 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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