Andre Michaux

Andre Michaux (HM1BIG)

Location: Johnson City, TN 37601 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 17.734', W 82° 19.919'

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1746-1803

(Side one)

From 1785 to 1796, French botanist Andre Michaux, the foremost European botanist of his day, traveled throughout eastern North America. On assignment from the French monarchy, Michaux studied and collected North American plants, roots, and seeds for shipment to France. His travels brought him to present-day Tennessee in 1789, 1793, 1795, and 1796.

(Side two)

In May 1795 and March 1796, Michaux stayed at the home of Col. John Tipton. During the visit, he made notes about the spring wildflowers he found blooming in abundance. On March 21, 1796, he remarked that the mountains were covered in several places with bloodroot, spring beauty, and trout lily.
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Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 380397 N 4017554
Decimal Degrees36.29556667, -82.33198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 17.734', W 82° 19.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 17' 44.04" N, 82° 19' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2616 S Roan St, Johnson City TN 37601, US
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