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Clinton in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Market Place of Pearls

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. The Market Place of Pearls Marker
Inscription. From about 1895 to 1936 Tennessee was one of the nation's six leading states in marketing pearls. Clinton was listed as one of three Tennessee towns known as centers of the pearling industry. New York dealers came regularly to Clinton during the pearling season. Saturdays were trading days for pearl hunters and buyers. In 1900 Clinch River pearls were featured at the Paris, France, Exposition.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 20.)
 
Location. 36° 6.195′ N, 84° 7.9′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Market Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Hoskins - Lane Market Place Park. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton TN 37716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Pearls (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Prelude: The Green McAdoo School (approx. half a mile away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Elza Gate (approx. 5.8 miles away); "The Coal Creek War"
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By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. The Market Place of Pearls Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Cross Mountain Disaster (approx. 5.9 miles away); Briceville Church (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. A ‘pearl rush’ grips Clinch River residents. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Clinch River pearls featured in Paris. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Market Place of Pearls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
3. The Market Place of Pearls Marker
The Market Place of Pearls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
4. The Market Place of Pearls Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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