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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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain William Walton (here, next to this marker); Smith County Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Bragg Invades Kentucky
Benton McMillin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Benton McMillin Marker
(within shouting distance of 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 369 times since then and 8 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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