Samuel Allen McElwee

Samuel Allen McElwee (HM2F7)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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N 36° 9.979', W 86° 48.208'

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1858 -1914

Born a slave in Madison County, Samuel McElwee began teaching school in Haywood County at the age of 16. In 1882, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives and one year later was graduated from Fisk University. The only African American elected from Haywood County, Samuel McElwee served three successive terms in the legislature, promoting uniform education and justice. In 1884 and 1888, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. McElwee moved to Nashville 1888 after he was defeated for reelection by force of arms.
HM NumberHM2F7
Marker Number3A 163
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517675 N 4002413
Decimal Degrees36.16631667, -86.80346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.979', W 86° 48.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 58.74" N, 86° 48' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701-1751 Jackson St, Nashville TN 37208, US
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