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Austin Peay

 
 
Austin Peay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
1. Austin Peay Marker
Inscription. Born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on June 1, 1876, he moved to Clarksville in 1896. Governor Peay practiced law here until he was elected governor in 1922. He was re-elected in 1924 and again in 1926 and served until he died in Nashville on October 2, 1927. Among his achievements as governor were an extensive highway construction program, establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the reorganization of state government.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 50.)
 
Location. 36° 31.601′ N, 87° 21.456′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street (Tennessee Route 76) and Commerce Street, on the left when traveling north on South 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace H. Lurton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church
Austin Peay image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, August 31, 2015
2. Austin Peay
(about 500 feet away); Legion Street (about 600 feet away); Kennedy & Glenn's Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Montgomery Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarence Cameron White (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Austin Peay. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Who Was Austin Peay?. (Submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker looking north on 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on 3rd Street
3rd Street is one-way to the north.
Nearby Montgomery County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
4. Nearby Montgomery County Courthouse.
 
 
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 160 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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