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Camden in Benton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

David Benton

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. David Benton Marker
Inscription. Born 1779, South Carolina, died 1860, Benton County Tenn. Citizen soldier, War of 1812, member of Benton County's first quarterly court February 1836. Patriot for whom Benton County was named. Presented to the Citizens of Benton.

(Base monument)
George Camp Sr., Green Flowers, Ephraim Perkins, Lewis Brewer, John F. Johnston-Commissioners appointed by the legislature to organize Benton County. They met for this purpose, February 7, 1836.
 
Erected 1986 by Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 36° 3.486′ N, 88° 5.832′ W. Marker is in Camden, Tennessee, in Benton County. Marker is on E. Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Benton County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Camden TN 38320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Clark Rye (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting on the Tennessee River (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Tennessee River in the Civil War (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Johnsonville

David Benton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. David Benton Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); The Union Supply Depot (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Town of Johnsonville (approx. 7.5 miles away); Nashville and Northwestern Railroad (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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