Near Livingston in Overton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Heart of Controversy
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Alvin Cullom, a local leader who was a Tennessee delegate at the unsuccessful Washington Peace Conference that met in February 1861, is buried in the cemetery. Former President John Tyler of Virginia led the conference, which submitted a compromise plan to the Senate, where it was ignored.
Sam Cullom, a slave who belonged
(Inscription under the photo on the lower left side)
Horace Maynard, 1859-Courtesy Library of Congress.
(Inscription under the photo on the lower right side)
Peace Conference, Washington, D.C., February 1861, from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, February 16, 1861
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 19.983′ N, 85° 18.55′ W. Marker is near Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Marker is on Bethlehem Road west of Monterey Highway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TN 38570, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overton County Courthouse (approx. 3½ miles away); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (approx. 3½ miles away); Specialist 4 James T. Davis (approx. 3.6 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fisk Female Academy (approx. 8.7 miles away); Camp Myers (approx. 9.6 miles away); John Hunt Morgan (approx. 10.4 miles away); Stokes' Atrocity (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.