“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

William Francis Yardley

William Francis Yardley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
1. William Francis Yardley Marker
Inscription. Born in Knox County in 1844, he taught school and began the study of law in the late 1860s. In 1873, he was the first African American in Knoxville to be admitted to the State Bar; he served as Justice of the Peace, Alderman, and Second Assistant Fire Chief. In 1876, he ran for Governor. His home was located in the historically black Fifth Ward.
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 103.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 58.228′ N, 83° 54.4′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Dandridge Ave., on the right when traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37915, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War on the Home Front (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Clair Cobb (approx. mile away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Odd Fellows Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); James White (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vinnies Italian Restaurant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patrick Sullivan's Saloon (approx. 0.7 miles away); White's Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . .  William Francis Yardley (1844-1924). (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. African AmericansEducation
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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