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Lafayette in Macon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Home of William Dunn

 
 
The Home of William Dunn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. The Home of William Dunn Marker
Inscription.  On Feb. 7, 1842, the Justices of Smith and Sumner Counties met at the home of William Dunn, located in this vicinity, for the purpose of forming a new county. Along with Dunn were Taylor Gillam, John Clairborne, James Patterson, L.D. Hargas, Thomas Dotson, Patric Ferguson, and Edward Bradley.

Elections were held in March 1842 to elect officials for the new county named after Nathaniel Macon.

Macon County has always been and still is one of the most progressive counties in the Upper Cumberland region.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1842.
 
Location. 36° 30.9′ N, 86° 4.183′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Tennessee, in Macon County. Marker is on Old Highway 52 south of (New) Highway 52, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette TN 37083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Family Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Maneuvers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Key Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Macon County in the Civil War
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Macon County (approx. 2˝ miles away); Macon County War Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Russell Smith (approx. 2˝ miles away); Macon County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
The Home of William Dunn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. The Home of William Dunn Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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