William "Uncle Bill" Lewis

William "Uncle Bill" Lewis (HMA5U)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37402 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 2.907', W 85° 18.575'

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Born a slave in Winchester, Tennessee, William Lewis came to Chattanooga in 1837, when it was Ross' Landing. After building a thriving blacksmith business, Lewis purchased his and his wife's freedom. In 1851, he purchased the freedom of his mother, brother, and sister. In his blacksmith shop, leg irons were forged and fitted for Andrews' Raiders, Union spies during the Civil War.
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HM NumberHMA5U
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Marker Number2A 84
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 654170 N 3879722
Decimal Degrees35.04845000, -85.30958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.907', W 85° 18.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 54.42" N, 85° 18' 34.50" W
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Area Code(s)423, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 W 7th St, Chattanooga TN 37402, US
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