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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

A.C. Wharton Market

 
 
A.C. Wharton Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, circa September 30, 2017
1. A.C. Wharton Market Marker
Inscription. As a youngster growing up in rural Wilson County, A. C. was already working his way toward success. At age 7, he traveled the countryside on a mule, gathering old bleached out bones; which he sold to a fertilizer plant for 40 cents per 100 pounds. He married his sweetheart Mary Alice in 1939 on the public square next to the statue of General Robert Hatton.

He began operating a grocery store in the 1940's when a farm injury prevented him from farming.

Mr. and Mrs Wharton's overriding concern was a formal education for their five children. They inspired them to become leaders in the field of education, law, medicine and government. Each year Cumberland University awards a scholarship in Mr. Wharton's honor.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wharton retired in 1984 from the grocery store and restaurant supply business.

The family donated the original A. C. Wharton Store to Fiddlers Grove in 2003.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 36° 11.926′ N, 86° 16.405′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from East Baddour Parkway. Touch for map. Fiddler's Grove Historic Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
A.C. Wharton Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, circa September 30, 2017
2. A.C. Wharton Market Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedman's Store (here, next to this marker); Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office (here, next to this marker); The Civil War In Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); James E. Ward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeler School (about 600 feet away); Tates Crossing Flag Station (about 600 feet away); Tucker's Gap Depot (about 600 feet away); Pete Smith's Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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