Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
1793 - 1866
Cave Johnson served as a member of the first board of alderman of Clarksville which was incorporated in 1820. As a U.S. Representative from the state's Eighth District, he served in the Congress from 1829 to 1845. In 1845, under President James K. Polk, he became the U.S. Postmaster General. As Postmaster General, Johnson was the first to introduce prepaid postage and adhesive postage stamps in 1846. From 1853 to 1860, he served as President of the Bank of Tennessee. In 1862, Johnson was one of three to surrender Clarksville to the Union forces. His home place located here burned in 1868.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 62.)
Location. 36° 31.581′ N, 87° 20.842′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Madison Street (Alternate U.S. 41) 0.1 miles east of Greenwood Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 916 Madison Street, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Loftin Newman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archwood Recapture of Clarksville (approx. half a mile away); Austin Peay State University (approx. half a mile away); Site of Montgomery County Colleges (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin Peay (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Also see . . . Cave Johnson biography. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.