James Davis Porter

James Davis Porter (HM224K)

Location: Paris, TN 38242 Henry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 18.209', W 88° 19.397'

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Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant Secretary of State, 1885; Minister to Chile, 1892; later president of Peabody College, chancellor of the University of Nashville and president of the Tennessee Historical Society. He died May 18, 1912, and is buried in the City Cemetery.
HM NumberHM224K
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 381191 N 4018422
Decimal Degrees36.30348333, -88.32328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 18.209', W 88° 19.397'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 18' 12.54" N, 88° 19' 23.82" W
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Area Code(s)731
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 299 E Ruff St, Paris TN 38242, US
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