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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor John Prince Buchanan

(1847-1930)

 
 
Governor John Prince Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Governor John Prince Buchanan Marker
Inscription. John P. Buchanan, the 28th governor of Tennessee, was born in Williamson County on October 27, 1847. After serving in the Confederate Army, he moved to Rutherford County. In 1887, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. Three years later, Buchanan was elected governor, the only Rutherford Countian to be so honored. During his administration (1891-93), the secondary school system was established and pensions were granted to Confederate soldiers. Buchanan's home was two miles southwest of here. He died May 14, 1930, and is buried in Murfreesboro's Evergreen Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 169.)
 
Location. 35° 45.51′ N, 86° 20.136′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Pike (U.S. 41) near Mount Tabor Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Fox Camp Spring (approx. 3.5 miles away); Rutherford County / Murfreesboro (approx. 3.9 miles away); Army of the Cumberland (approx. 4.7
Governor John Prince Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Governor John Prince Buchanan Marker
In front of Buchanan school
miles away); Murfreesboro (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bradley Academy (approx. 6.3 miles away); Oaklands (approx. 6.3 miles away); James M. Buchanan (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Army of the Cumberland (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  John P. Buchanan Grave. A Find-A-Grave posting of gravesite at the Evergreen Cemetery with information and photos. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
 
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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 920 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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