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McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Symbol of Strength

 
 
Symbol of Strength Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 26, 2013
1. Symbol of Strength Marker
Inscription.  Like the mighty white oak this Bicentennial monument represents, Warren County’s roots are anchored deeply into the bedrock of history. This memorial symbolizes the beauty, vitality and vigor of our county and cities.

Natural Tennessee marble is carved to represent half an oak leaf which is inscribed with the name of our county seat, McMinnville. Inscribed on the lobes of the half-leaf are the names of our three other incorporated cites-Centertown, Morrison and Viola.

The back marble piece symbolizes the trunk of the tree…conveying strength from its roots to render shelter and protection through an abundant leaf canopy.

Atop the monolithic, stone trunk of the tree is carved an acorn with the following inscription…

“From humble acorn, to mighty oak, Warren County reaches for its future.”

Surrounded by the names and symbols of the bicentennial celebration, this tribute honors the guidance of past and present citizens and leaders…it reflects our legacy of strength and perseverance…and it heralds the promise of hope, growth and stability for a third century of progress for
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all of our citizens.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 35° 40.9′ N, 85° 46.367′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on East Court Square north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the McMinnville County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McMinnville TN 37110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elisha Pepper II (here, next to this marker); POW and MIA Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Uncle Dave Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Benjamin J. Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Occupation of McMinnville (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Tenn. Reg’t. C.S.A. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Faulkner Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
 
Symbol of Strength Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 26, 2013
2. Symbol of Strength Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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