Origin of Tennessee Emancipation DayIn 1842, state senator Andrew Johnson, a resident of neighboring Greene County, purchased his first slave here in Parrottsville. Her name was Dolly, and she was fourteen. Her son claimed that she approached Johnson and asked him to buy her because she "liked his looks." Johnson later bought Dolly's half-brother, Sam. In 1857 he acquired another boy, thirteen-year-old Henry.
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|Date Added||Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 311622 N 3986909|
|Decimal Degrees||36.00848333, -83.09020000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 0.509', W 83° 5.412'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 0' 30.54" N, 83° 5' 24.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 865|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2101 Old Parrottsville Hwy, Parrottsville TN 37843, US|
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