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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Abby Crawford Milton

1881 -1991

 
 
Abby Crawford Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
1. Abby Crawford Milton Marker
Inscription.  Abby C. Milton of Chattanooga was a leader in the women’s suffrage movement in Tennessee. The campaign culminated in a vote by the Tennessee Legislature in 1920 to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. As the late president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association and the first president of the Tennessee League of Women Voters, Milton’s leadership was manifest before, during and after this historic event. At the 1924 Democratic National Convention, she seconded the nomination of William Gibbs McAdoo as the party’s presidential candidate.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 35° 2.875′ N, 85° 18.412′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection
Wide view of the Abby Crawford Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Abby Crawford Milton Marker
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of Georgia Avenue and McCallie Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Georgia Avenue. The marker is located in Phillips Park, a public art space. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Military History of Chattanooga (within shouting distance of this marker); Ochs/Times Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Library Building (about 400 feet away); Hamilton County (about 400 feet away); Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (about 400 feet away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (about 600 feet away); Frances Willard House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Also see . . .  Abby C. Milton | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Abby Crawford Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
3. Abby Crawford Milton Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Georgia Avenue sidewalk.
Abby Crawford Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
4. Abby Crawford Milton Marker
View, looking south, of the marker situated very near the grounds and tower of the First Methodist Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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