Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932)
Willa McCord Blake Eslick (1878-1961)
— First Tennessee Woman Elected To The U.S. Congress —
Willa McCord Blake Eslick was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on September 8, 1878; attended private schools, Winthrop Model School, Peabody College and Metropolitan College of Music and Synthetic School of Music, New York City. She was a member of the Tennessee State Democratic committee and popularly elected to the 72nd Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her
Erected by Pulaski Heritage Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1952.
Location. 35° 11.634′ N, 87° 1.65′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is on South Rhodes Street (Cemetery entrance). The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Adams, CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neill Smith Brown (about 500 feet away); General John Calvin Brown (about 500 feet away); Aaron V. Brown (about 500 feet away); John Adams (about 500 feet away); Thomas McKissack Jones (about 500 feet away); James M. McCallum (about 500 feet away); John Goff Ballentine (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
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