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Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brownsville

 
 
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By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
1. Brownsville Marker
Inscription. Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 25.)
 
Location. 35° 35.617′ N, 89° 15.771′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 76) and South Lafayette Avenue (Tennessee Route 19), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Army National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunbar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bradford's Landing (approx. 6.9 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 11.9 miles away); Stanton (approx. 12 miles away); Cherryville (approx. 12.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker.
Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. Brownsville Marker
Marker is at the southwest corner of the Courthouse lawn.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
3. Brownsville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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