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Elkton, Tennessee Historical Markers

Aaron Venable Brown Marker image, Touch for more information
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 7, 2010
Aaron Venable Brown Marker
Tennessee (Giles County), Elkton — 3F 38 — Aaron Venable Brown1795-1859
A native of North Carolina, Aaron Brown studied law in Nashville and moved to Pulaski to practice. He served four terms in the State Legislature, three terms in Congress, and one term as Governor, 1845-47. In 1850, he wrote the Tennessee Platform of . . . — Map (db m34150) HM
Tennessee (Giles County), Elkton — Elkton BridgeA Strategic Crossing
The Elk River crossing here on the Columbia, Pulaski, Elkton, and Alabama Turnpike (earlier called the Bumpass Trail) was the narrowest part that could be bridged between Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Florence, Alabama. During the Civil War, a wooden . . . — Map (db m42500) HM
Tennessee (Giles County), Elkton — First Section of Tennessee Interstate
On November 15, 1958, the first 1.8 mile section of interstate highway in Tennessee was opened to traffic. The section including an interchange is located at Ardmore, Tennessee on the Tennessee side of the state line. It cost $1.3 million to . . . — Map (db m66257) HM
Tennessee (Giles County), Elkton — 3F 18 — John Calvin Brown
Born in the same house as his brother, Neill, June 1, 1827. Enlisting for the Confederacy in 1861, he commanded a division at the war's end, having been twice wounded. Member 1869 Legislature and president, 1870 Constitutional Convention; elected . . . — Map (db m34152) HM
Tennessee (Giles County), Elkton — 3F 4 — Neill S. Brown
Three miles N.E. Neill S. Brown was born April 18, 1810. Veteran of Seminole War, in 1837 became member of State Legislature; in 1847, Governor of Tennessee. In 1850 he was U.S. Minister to Russia and 1870 member of the State Constitutional . . . — Map (db m34151) HM

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