John DeWitt Clinton Atkins

John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (HM224M)

Location: Paris, TN 38242 Henry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 18.227', W 88° 19.396'

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Born in Henry County, J.D.C. Atkins was a member, Tenn. General Assembly, 1849-53 and 1855-57; U.S. Congressman, 1857-59 and 1873-83; Lt. Col., 5th TN Infantry, CSA. 1861; Rep., Confederate Congress, 1861-65; co-founder, Paris Intelligencer, 1867; and U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1885-88. While in Congress, he was Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, and was instrumental in obtaining removal of Federal troops from the South. He is buried in City Cemetery here.
HM NumberHM224M
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 381193 N 4018455
Decimal Degrees36.30378333, -88.32326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 18.227', W 88° 19.396'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 18' 13.62" N, 88° 19' 23.76" W
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Area Code(s)731
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E Ruff St, Paris TN 38242, US
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