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Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gallatin, Tennessee

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Gallatin, Tennessee Marker
Inscription. By an act of the Tennessee General Assembly, Gallatin became the county seat of Sumner County on February 26, 1802, when commissioners sold the first town lots. Newly laid out, the town embraced 42 ½ acres. The site had been purchased from James Trousdale’s North Carolina Grant No. 1 by the commissioners Samuel Donelson, Shadrach Nye, James Wilson, Charles Donaho, and Major Thomas Murray. The name honors Albert Gallatin, a Swiss-born Pennsylvania congressman and statesman of note who had helped Tennessee gain admission to the Union in 1796.
 
Location. 36° 23.279′ N, 86° 26.887′ W. Marker is in Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Tennessee Route 25) and South Foster Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 W Main St, Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gallatin Public Square (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Trousdale Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Trousdale Place
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Gallatin, Tennessee Marker
(about 400 feet away); Randy's Record Shop (about 600 feet away); Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sumner County Tennessee Mexican-American War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallatin.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Gallatin, Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
3. Gallatin, Tennessee Marker
Gallatin, Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
4. Gallatin, Tennessee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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