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Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benton McMillin

1845-1933

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Benton McMillin Marker
Inscription. A native of Kentucky, Benton McMillin moved to Celina at an early age and later to Carthage. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1874 and Congress in 1879 for a twenty year tenure. Benton McMillin served two terms as Governor, 1899-1903, promoting the public school system. The “Democratic Warhorse of Tennessee” died in Nashville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3B 40.)
 
Location. 36° 15.081′ N, 85° 57.133′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Tennessee, in Smith County. Marker is on Main Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage TN 37030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain William Walton (here, next to this marker); Smith County Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Bragg Invades Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rome Ferry (approx. 6.6 miles away); Civil War in Granville (approx. 8.8 miles away); Granville, Tennessee (approx. 8.8 miles away); Deford Baily (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Benton McMillin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Benton McMillin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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