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

James Davis Porter

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
1. James Davis Porter Marker
Inscription. Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant Secretary of State, 1885; Minister to Chile, 1892; later president of Peabody College, chancellor of the University of Nashville and president of the Tennessee Historical Society. He died May 18, 1912, and is buried in the City Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 15.)
 
Location. 36° 18.209′ N, 88° 19.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street east of North Brewer Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Slave (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (a few steps from this marker); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (within shouting distance of this
James Davis Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
2. James Davis Porter Marker
marker); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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