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Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martin Shofner

1758 - 1838

 
 
Martin Shofner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
1. Martin Shofner Marker


Inscription. Son of Michael, an immigrant from Frankfurt on Main, Germany in 1760. Migrated by covered wagon, horseback and afoot from North Carolina in 1808 with his family and settled this tract of land on Thompson's creek. The land was granted to him by the Continental Congress for military service rendered his country during the Revolutionary war as a cavalryman in a North Carolina regiment under Gen. Green. Near this place in a log cabin the first Lutheran Church in Middle Tennessee was founded in 1808 and in 1871 the present Shofner Lutheran church building was erected on land donated by his son, Austin. Martin Shofner, pioneer settler of Bedford Co, Patriarch of Lutheranism and his wife, Catherine Cook Shofner lie buried under these stones.
 
Erected 1961 by W. O. Jenkins of Puebla, Mexico and designed by G. Edwin Shofner, descendants of Martin Shofner.
 
Location. 35° 26.823′ N, 86° 19.78′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 41 just west of Shofner Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore County / Bedford County (approx.
Martin & Catherine Shofner image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
2. Martin & Catherine Shofner
4 miles away); Beechwood Plantation (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wartrace (approx. 5.4 miles away); Strolling Jim (approx. 5.6 miles away); Andrews' Raiders (approx. 5.7 miles away); Clement Cannon, Sr. (approx. 7 miles away); Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (approx. 7.3 miles away); Prentice Cooper (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Michael Shofner. (Submitted on January 23, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Shofner's Chapel celebrates bicentennial. (Submitted on January 23, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Martin Shofner grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
3. Martin Shofner grave
Martin Shofner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
4. Martin Shofner Marker
Revolutionary Soldier
Martin Shofner
1758-1838
Placed by Shelby chapter D.A.R.
Shofner Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
5. Shofner Church
Martin Shofner Marker crest image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, January 23, 2010
6. Martin Shofner Marker crest
Crest at the foot of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,622 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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