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

Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson Marker
Inscription. Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson, a life-long resident of Benton County, was an advocate for women's suffrage. The Tennessee General Assembly approved an amendment to the state constitution to allow women's suffrage on April 15, 1919. Seven days later Beasley-Hudson was the first female in the state to cast a ballot when voting in the Camden municipal election. In 1920 the nation ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. One month before the 1920 presidential election Beasley-Hudson died; her remains are interred in Camden City Cemetery. On March 5, 2008, the Tennessee General Assembly recognized her with a proclamation.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4A 50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 3.486′ N, 88° 5.814′ 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. Senator Mildred Jolly Lashlee (a few steps
Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson Marker
from this marker); Thomas Clark Rye (a few steps from this marker); David Benton (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunboats and Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish CSA Soldiers (approx. ¾ mile away); "Tranquility" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fighting on the Tennessee River (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Tennessee River in the Civil War (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Civil RightsPoliticsWomen
 
Benton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
3. Benton County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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