William Francis Yardley

William Francis Yardley (HM1L2J)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37915 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 58.228', W 83° 54.4'

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Born in Knox County in 1844, he taught school and began the study of law in the late 1860s. In 1873, he was the first African American in Knoxville to be admitted to the State Bar; he served as Justice of the Peace, Alderman, and Second Assistant Fire Chief. In 1876, he ran for Governor. His home was located in the historically black Fifth Ward.
HM NumberHM1L2J
Marker Number1E 103
Placed ByTennesse Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 237896 N 3984579
Decimal Degrees35.97046667, -83.90666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 58.228', W 83° 54.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 58' 13.68" N, 83° 54' 24" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville TN 37915, US
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