(1832 - 1899)The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator 1861-1865; Governor 1874-1877 and U.S. Senator 1877-1885. In 1885 he was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Grover Cleveland and served until 1889. Garland Died while arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the brother of Confederate Congressman, Rufus K. Garland, Jr. (1830-1886) and a cousin of Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox, C.S.A (1824-1890).
|Placed By||Western Tennessee Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 259491 N 3938262|
|Decimal Degrees||35.55886667, -89.65351667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 33.532', W 89° 39.211'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 33' 31.92" N, 89° 39' 12.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 635 Hwy 51 S, Covington TN 38019, US|
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