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Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Henry Watterson

 
 
Henry Watterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Henry Watterson Marker
Inscription. Born in Washington, Feb. 16, 1840, where his father, Harvey Magee Watterson, was in Congress, he spent most of his boyhood in a house 100 ft. W. Subsequently Confederate soldier, journalist and political leader, he founded the Louisville Courier-Journal in 1868 and was its editor in chief until 1918. He died in 1921.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 41.)
 
Location. 35° 37.58′ N, 86° 14.35′ W. Marker is in Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beechgrove TN 37018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Nash (here, next to this marker); Confederate Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pledge to the South (about 700 feet away); 18th Indiana Battery (about 700 feet away); General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial (about 700 feet away); 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (about 700 feet away); General A. P. Stewart's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beech Grove Engagement (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Grove.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Henry Watterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
2. Henry Watterson Marker
Henry Watterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
3. Henry Watterson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   3. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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