Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906)

Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1831-1906) (HM2NF3)

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N 36° 33.967', W 87° 12.933'

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Born on May 29, 1831, in Montgomery County, Joseph Buckner Killebrew was an ardent advocate for extending public education, encouraging immigration to the South, developing natural resources for industrialization and improving agriculture, all of which were New South principles. A prolific writer and public servant, in 1874 he published Resources of Tennessee. Tennessee's first Commissioner of Agriculture, Killebrew served in this position from 1875 to 1880. He and his wife Mary Catherine Wimberly Killebrew lived on this farm. Only weeks after her death, Killebrew died in March of 1906. They, along with numerous relatives, are buried in the adjacent cemetery.
HM NumberHM2NF3
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker Number3C 82
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission (Marker Number 3C 82)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at 7:15pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionMarker is at the intersection of Rossview Road (State Highway 237) and Killebrew Road on Rossview Road.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 480712 N 4046763
Decimal Degrees36.56611667, -87.21555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.967', W 87° 12.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 58.02" N, 87° 12' 55.98" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
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