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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Andre Michaux

1746-1803

 
 
Andre Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Andre Michaux Marker
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Inscription.  
(Side one)

From 1785 to 1796, French botanist Andre Michaux, the foremost European botanist of his day, traveled throughout eastern North America. On assignment from the French monarchy, Michaux studied and collected North American plants, roots, and seeds for shipment to France. His travels brought him to present-day Tennessee in 1789, 1793, 1795, and 1796.

(Side two)

In May 1795 and March 1796, Michaux stayed at the home of Col. John Tipton. During the visit, he made notes about the spring wildflowers he found blooming in abundance. On March 21, 1796, he remarked that the mountains were covered in several places with bloodroot, spring beauty, and trout lily.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1796.
 
Location. 36° 17.734′ N, 82° 19.919′ W. Marker is in Johnson City
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, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on South Roan Street south of Bonita Drive, on the right when traveling south. This marker is near the entrance to the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee Early History Monument (here, next to this marker); Tipton-Haynes Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Landon Carter Haynes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First English-Speaking Visitors (about 700 feet away); Tipton-Haynes Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Court of Washington County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Passenger Service (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Narrow-Gauge Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Andre Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Andre Michaux Marker
Photo of side two
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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