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Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John DeWitt Clinton Atkins

(1825-1908)

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
1. John De Witt Clinton Atkins Marker
Inscription. Born in Henry County, J.D.C. Atkins was a member, Tenn. General Assembly, 1849-53 and 1855-57; U.S. Congressman, 1857-59 and 1873-83; Lt. Col., 5th TN Infantry, CSA. 1861; Rep., Confederate Congress, 1861-65; co-founder, Paris Intelligencer, 1867; and U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1885-88. While in Congress, he was Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, and was instrumental in obtaining removal of Federal troops from the South. He is buried in City Cemetery here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 38.)
 
Location. 36° 18.227′ N, 88° 19.396′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street south of Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Paris City Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Slave (within shouting distance of this marker); James Davis Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Paris (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Tyson (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 15, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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