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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Andrew Johnson

 
 
Home of Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. Home of Andrew Johnson Marker
Inscription.
Home of
Andrew Johnson
17th President of the
United States
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Erected by
Nolachuckey Chapter D.A.R.
1926

 
Erected 1926 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 36° 9.675′ N, 82° 49.916′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is on S Main Street (U.S. 321), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of the 17th President (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); The Homestead Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the Presidentís Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Sevier Home (within shouting distance of this marker); McKee Street "Flagship of Greeneville Mayoralty"
Home of Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Home of Andrew Johnson Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Johnson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Andrew Johnson. The White House website. (Submitted on August 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Home of Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Home of Andrew Johnson Marker
Home of Andrew Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
4. Home of Andrew Johnson
Dining Room in Andrew Johnson Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
5. Dining Room in Andrew Johnson Home
Parlor in Andrew Johnson Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
6. Parlor in Andrew Johnson Home
Andrew Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
7. Andrew Johnson
This portrait by Washington B. Cooper hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

“A onetime tailor whose wife had taught him to read, Andrew Johnson had a gift for public speaking that launched him on a successful political career leading to a Senate seat in 1856. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln, in a gesture of unity, chose Johnson — a southern Democrat from Tennessee but a staunch defender of the Union — as his running mate. When Johnson succeeded to the presidency after Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, it became clear that his view of Reconstruction, which would return power to the white southern planters and allow returning southern states to deprive freed slaves of their rights, clashed not only with Lincoln's views but with the Republican majority in Congress. The resultant clash led to his impeachment, from which he survived conviction by only one vote.

Washington B. Cooper was a leading Tennessee portraitist, and Johnson sat for him on several occasions. Although this likeness is undated, Johnson's apparent age in the picture suggests that it was painted during his presidency.” — National Portrait Gallery
Home of Andrew Johnson image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
8. Home of Andrew Johnson
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7, 8. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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