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Niota in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harry Thomas Burn

1895-1977

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
1. Harry Thomas Burn Marker
Inscription. A native of Niota, Harry T. Burn held public office for much of his adult life; State House of Representatives, 1919-23; State Senate 1949-53; State Planning Commission 1952-58; delegate of Roane County to the Constitutional Conventions of 1953, 1959, 1965. However, he is best remembered for an action he took during his first term in the legislature. On August 18, 1920, he changed his vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and it became law, giving women the right to vote.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 2A 80.)
 
Location. 35° 30.924′ N, 84° 32.957′ W. Marker is in Niota, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is on West WilIson Street (U.S. 11) north of Burn Road (a.k.a. - Lanetown Rd), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niota TN 37826, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Niota Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Niota Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Tyler Morgan (approx. 4.3 miles away); Petty-Manker Hall (approx. 5.3 miles
Harry Thomas Burn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
2. Harry Thomas Burn Marker
away); The Nocatula Legend (approx. 5.4 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tennessee Wesleyan College (approx. 5½ miles away); Samuel Cleage (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niota.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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