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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Robins’ Roost

 
 
Robins’ Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. Robins’ Roost Marker
Inscription. William T. Graham built this house in 1890. Robert Love Taylor bought it in 1892 and named it. He went from here to his third term as Governor. His brother, Alfred Alexander Taylor, bought it in 1900, living here until 1903. The latter was Governor from 1921 to 1923.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 60.)
 
Location. 36° 18.599′ N, 82° 20.648′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on South Roan Street 0.1 miles from West Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 0.7 miles away); State Flag (approx. ¾ mile away); Science Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. one mile away); Langston High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Governors Association - Tennessee Governor Robert Love Taylor
Wide view of the Robins’ Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the Robins’ Roost Marker
. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Taylor, Robert Love, (1850 - 1912). (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. National Governors Association - Tennessee Governor Alfred Alexander Taylor. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Taylor, Alfred Alexander, (1848 - 1931). (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Robins’ Roost (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
3. Robins’ Roost (1890)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Better photo of Robins’ Roost mansion • Can you help?
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