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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Cleage

 
 
Samuel Cleage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Samuel Cleage Marker
Inscription. This was one of the houses built by this itinerant contractor, who left Botetourt Co., Va., in 1823 and made his way south building houses, taking pay in “gold, notes or Negroes”. In 1836 it was the central office for the Hiawassee R.R., which, in 1837, became the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, one of the progenitors of the Southern Railway system.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 32.)
 
Location. 35° 26.644′ N, 84° 35.614′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is on North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) north of East Hornsby Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 - 198 N Jackson St, Athens TN 37303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee Wesleyan College (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Athens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nocatula Legend (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petty-Manker Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church
Samuel Cleage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
2. Samuel Cleage Marker
Marker is on the side of the buildng in the photo.
(approx. ¼ mile away); John Tyler Morgan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Road to Chattanooga (approx. 5½ miles away); Harry Thomas Burn (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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