Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Born circa 1862 in McMinn County, Tennessee, Moses Brownlow Byington Sr., moved to the Beaver Ridge community circa 1883. He was instrumental in establishing the town of Byington and two major landmarks: the Byington L & N Railroad Station around 1905, and the Solway Bridge around 1930. A civic leader, he served as Postmaster and as a member of the Knox County Court. Moses Brownlow Byington Sr. died in 1930 while giving a speech lobbying for better roads in the area. This portion of Knox County still bears his name.
Erected 2016 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 126.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 58.118′ N, 84° 7.153′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Byington Beaver Ridge Road (Tennessee Route 131), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37931, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ball Camp (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House States' View (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cavett's Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High (approx. 4.8 miles away); Loveville (was approx. 5.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Airplane Filling Station (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . . History of Karns High School - The Byington Story. (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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