Admiral Farragut's Birthplace Historical

Admiral Farragut's Birthplace Historical (HM1WIA)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37922 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 51.167', W 84° 5.183'

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Hero of Mobile Bay

In front of you, on the promontory just across the cove, is where David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801. Farragut's father, George Farragut, came to the American colonies in 1776 from Spain as a merchant sea captain. During the Revolutionary War, he fought on the side of the colonies and received land grants for his military service. He married Elizabeth Shine of North Carolina and settled in Knox County. In 1796, he bought 640 acres here and operated a ferry. The family moved to New Orleans in 1807, when George Farragut was commissioned to serve as a Navy gunboat captain on the Mississippi River. His wife died of yellow fever within a year, and his son's childhood essentially ended.

David Farragut was commissioned a midshipman in the United States Navy on December 17, 1810, at the age of nine and a half and saw his first naval combat during the War of 1812. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1822, commander in 1844, and captain in 1855. Despite strong ties to the South and Tennessee, he remained with the U.S. Navy when forced to choose between the Union and the Confederacy in 1861. A brave and capable officer, Farragut was 63 years old at the Battle of Mobile Bay. When warned of naval mines (then called torpedoes), he uttered the famous words, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!". Farragut;s victory closed the last
Confederate port on the Gulf of Mexico. He was promoted to full admiral on July 25, 1866. He died on August 14, 1870.
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HM NumberHM1WIA
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Placed ByTennesse Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 763120 N 3971540
Decimal Degrees35.85278333, -84.08638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.167', W 84° 5.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 10.02" N, 84° 5' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9950 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville TN 37922, US
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