Chuckey in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Edward Chalmers Huﬀaker
July 16, 1856 – January 3, 1936
Born near Sevierville, Tennessee, Edward C. Huffaker earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. Between 1890 and 1892, while experimenting with gliders, he discovered the principle by which a curved wing surface generates lift. His work formed the foundation of modern aeronautics. Huffaker worked with Dr. Samuel Langley at the Smithsonian, the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, and Octave Chanute here in Chuckey.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 79.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 12.945′ N, 82° 41.27′ W. Marker is in Chuckey, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Chuckey Pike and Chuckey Hwy, on the left when traveling south on Chuckey Pike. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Chuckey TN 37641, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer (here, next to this marker); The Real Likeness of David Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Davy Crockett’s Birthplace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Crockett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Unionist Stronghold (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.