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Camden in Benton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

David Benton

 
 
David Benton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. David Benton Marker
Inscription.  Born 1779, South Carolina, died 1860, Benton County Tenn. Citizen soldier, War of 1812, member of Benton County's first quarterly court February 1836. Patriot for whom Benton County was named. Presented to the Citizens of Benton.

(Base monument)
George Camp Sr., Green Flowers, Ephraim Perkins, Lewis Brewer, John F. Johnston-Commissioners appointed by the legislature to organize Benton County. They met for this purpose, February 7, 1836.
 
Erected 1986 by Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 36° 3.486′ N, 88° 5.832′ W. Marker is in Camden, Tennessee, in Benton County. Marker is on E. Main Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Benton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden TN 38320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Senator Mildred Jolly Lashlee (a few steps from this marker); Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker);

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Thomas Clark Rye (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunboats and Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish CSA Soldiers (approx. ¾ mile away); "Tranquility" (approx. 0.8 miles away); One of Country Music's Darkest Days (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bombarding Johnsonville (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
David Benton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. David Benton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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