(1825-1908)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.
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 381193 N 4018455|
|Decimal Degrees||36.30378333, -88.32326667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 18.227', W 88° 19.396'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 18' 13.62" N, 88° 19' 23.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near E Ruff St, Paris TN 38242, US|
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