Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel Cole Williams
January 15, 1864 - December 14, 1947
Culminating his career as an attorney, teacher, codifier of law, and justice of the State Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Cole Williams -- the Dean of Tennessee Historians -- provided in the 1940's the leadership and inspiration for a reawakening of interest in Tennessee history. Judge Williams contributed immeasurably to the written history of Tennessee through exhaustive research, scholarly and (see other side)
prolific writing and the re-printing and editing of important documentary works. As Chairman of the reactivated Tennessee Historical Commission Judge Williams enhanced the historical consciousness of Tennesseans by inspiring others to write state history, by leading in the preservation of significant landmarks, and by guiding the observance of Tennessee's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 88.)
Location. 36° 19.086′ N, 82° 21.071′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on S. Roan St. near Library Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Science Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); State Flag (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langston High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. half a mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.