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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mary Walker

1848 – 1969

 
 
Mary Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
1. Mary Walker Marker
Inscription. Born a slave in Union Springs, Alabama, “Grandma” Walker moved to Chattanooga in 1917 and remained here until her death. At the age of 116 she enrolled in Chattanooga Area Literacy Movement class and learned to read, write, and solve arithmetic problems. She twice received Chattanooga’s Ambassador of Goodwill award and was declared the oldest student in the nation by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 73.)
 
Location. 35° 2.883′ N, 85° 14.583′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilcox Boulevard and Greenwood Drive on Wilcox Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3031 Wilcox Boulevard, Chattanooga TN 37411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moore's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); 38th Ohio Infantry (approx. half a mile away); 14th Ohio Infantry. (approx. half a mile away); McCants' Florida Battery. (approx. half a mile away); Cheatham's Division. (approx. half
Wide view of the Mary Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Mary Walker Marker
a mile away); Hindman's Division (approx. half a mile away); Cheatham's Division (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Jackson's Brigade. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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