Melchior Thoni, Jr

Melchior Thoni, Jr (HM151V)

Location: Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339 Grundy County
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N 35° 22.291', W 85° 40.024'

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1849 - 1926

One of the original Swiss settlers of Gruetli in 1869, Melchior Thoni become one of the most famous woodcarvers of Tennessee, executing carvings in the old Governor's Mansion and the altar of Christ Church in Nashville. About 1880, among his many sculptural enterprises Thoni designed and carved the first wooden animals to stand upon a "Flying Jenny" (merry-go-round) in Tennessee.
HM NumberHM151V
Marker Number2E 71
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621083 N 3915059
Decimal Degrees35.37151667, -85.66706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.291', W 85° 40.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 17.46" N, 85° 40' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27690 TN-108, Gruetli-Laager TN 37339, US
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