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

Landon Carter Haynes

Confederate Senator

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Landon Carter Haynes Marker
Inscription.  This was the home of Landon Carter Haynes, a distinguished lawyer and politician who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives before the onset of the Civil War. Haynes was born in Carter County on December 2, 1816. He attended nearby Washington College and studied law under Thomas A.R. Nelson, one of the founders of Tennessee’s Whig party.

Following the election of Abraham Lincoln as president in November 1860, Haynes argued strongly for Tennessee’s secession from the Union. The following October, the General Assembly chose Haynes as one of the state’s senators for the Confederate Congress, where he served from 1862 to 1865. As a Confederate senator, he consistently pressed the government to institute harsher measures against Union supporters in East Tennessee.

After the Civil War ended, President Andrew Johnson pardoned Haynes for his loyalty to the Confederacy during the war. Fearing retribution by East Tennessee Unionists, however, Haynes moved with his family to Memphis, where he died on February 17, 1875.

“(Tennessee’s) union with the Southern States ... is natural and inseparable,
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and the unalterable condition of her present and future safety, prosperity, and independence.”
— Landon C. Haynes, Knoxville, January 2, 1861

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Col. John Tipton constructed the original log dwelling that forms the core of the house shown above. One of Tennessee’s earliest settlements, the farm later was home to Landon Carter Haynes, a Confederate senator and avid supporter of states’ rights within a region that strongly supported the Union. In 1839, he married Eleanor Powell of Elizabethton, And Haynes’ father presented the newlyweds with this farm as a wedding gift. Haynes remodeled the log house, adding the Greek revival portico in the 1850s. George Haynes, one of the family’s slaves, lived in a cabin interpreted on the property. The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Tipton-Haynes House, ca.1960 Courtesy Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
Landon C. Haynes — Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration
 
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition,
Landon Carter Haynes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Landon Carter Haynes Marker
it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson, and the Tennessee Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 2003.
 
Location. 36° 17.681′ N, 82° 20.009′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Roan Street, 0.1 miles south of Bonita Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2620 S Roan Street, 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. First English-Speaking Visitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Andre Michaux (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tipton-Haynes Historic Site (about 500 feet away); Tennessee Early History Monument (about 500 feet away); Tipton-Haynes Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Court of Washington County (approx. one mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 1.2 miles away); Passenger Service (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2013.)
 
Tipton-Haynes Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
3. Tipton-Haynes Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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