Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Colonel James Lewis
Born April 6, 1756 Albemarle County Virginia
Died February 21, 1849 Franklin County Tennessee
Served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. Participated in the Battles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Yorktown. Was with Washington when he crossed the Delaware. Witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Erected the first brick house and was one of the appointed Commissioners for the erection of the first courthouse and jail in Franklin County.
Julian Lee Rayford Sculptor
Location. 35° 11.167′ N, 86° 6.7′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue SE (Business U.S. 64) and South Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east on 1st Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at the Southeast corner of the Franklin County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester TN 37398, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); James Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Secession (within Winchester's Civil War Sites (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Built 1914 (about 500 feet away); Mary Sharp College (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mary Sharp College (about 700 feet away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
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