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Covington in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles B. Simonton

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Charles B. Simonton Marker
Inscription.  A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state legislator, Congressman, and U.S. District Attorney. This antebellum town house was his home for over 40 years.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 87.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 33.465′ N, 89° 38.923′ W. Marker is in Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sherrod Avenue and South College Street (Tennessee Route 59), on the left when traveling west on West Sherrod Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington TN 38019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of Byars-Hall High School (within shouting distance of this marker); General Jacob Tipton
Charles B. Simonton Town House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Charles B. Simonton Town House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Goode (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frances Boyd Calhoun (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tipton County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Description of this house in the marker
Although the marker states that this is an "antebellum town house," historian and Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, wrote that this house was built circa 1870. It is a Greek Revival central-hall cottage. This information is from Tennessee's Historic Landscapes: A Traveler's Guide By Carroll Van West, 1995. University of Tennessee Press.
    — Submitted September 13, 2022, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
 
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Public domain., 1920
3. Charles B. Simonton
Source: Charles Patrick Joseph Mooney, editor. Mid-South Biographic and Historical Association (Memphis, TN), publisher. - "The Mid-South and Its Builders". 1920. Page 815.(Wikipedia)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 13, 2022, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 9, 2023