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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greeneville Union Convention

 
 
Greeneville Union Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Greeneville Union Convention Marker
Inscription. On June 17, 1861, delegates from every East Tennessee county except Rhea convened here for four days. The purpose was to keep East Tennessee in the Union after secession of the state. Leaders of the movement were Thomas D. Arnold, William G. Brownlow, William B. Carter, Andrew Johnson, Horace Maynard, Thomas A. R. Nelson, and Connolly F. Trigg. Tennessee's reply was the occupation of East Tennessee with Confederate troops under the command of General Felix Zollicoffer.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 54.)
 
Location. 36° 9.789′ N, 82° 49.856′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 11/321) and Depot Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Main Street, Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sgt. Elbert L. Kinser (here, next to this marker); Greene County Civil War (here, next to this marker); John H. Morgan (a few steps from this marker); Greeneville, Tennessee
Greeneville Union Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Greeneville Union Convention Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor – Greene County (a few steps from this marker); Governor John Sevier (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Greeneville Union Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Greeneville Union Convention Marker
The marker, seen on the left, is found in front of the Green County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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