Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel Cole Williams
January 15, 1864 - December 14, 1947
Culminating his career as an attorney, teacher, codifier of law, and justice of the State Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Cole Williams -- the Dean of Tennessee Historians -- provided in the 1940's the leadership and inspiration for a reawakening of interest in Tennessee history. Judge Williams contributed immeasurably to the written history of Tennessee through exhaustive research, scholarly and prolific writing and the re-printing and editing of important documentary works. As Chairman of the reactivated Tennessee Historical Commission Judge Williams enhanced the historical consciousness of Tennesseans by inspiring others to write state history, by leading in the preservation of significant landmarks, and by guiding the observance of Tennessee's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 88.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 19.086′ N, 82° 21.071′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on S. Roan St. near Library Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Sevier Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Science Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson City Sessions (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson City Sessions (about 600 feet away); Main Street (about 600 feet away); Johnson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Summers Hardware (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.