Martin Shofner

Martin Shofner (HMHT1)

Location: Shelbyville, TN 37160 Bedford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.823', W 86° 19.78'

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1758 - 1838

Son of Michael, an immigrant from Frankfurt on Main, Germany in 1760. Migrated by covered wagon, horseback and afoot from North Carolina in 1808 with his family and settled this tract of land on Thompson's creek. The land was granted to him by the Continental Congress for military service rendered his country during the Revolutionary war as a cavalryman in a North Carolina regiment under Gen. Green. Near this place in a log cabin the first Lutheran Church in Middle Tennessee was founded in 1808 and in 1871 the present Shofner Lutheran church building was erected on land donated by his son, Austin. Martin Shofner, pioneer settler of Bedford Co, Patriarch of Lutheranism and his wife, Catherine Cook Shofner lie buried under these shones
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HM NumberHMHT1
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByW. O. Jenkins of Puebla, Mexico (designed by G. Edwin Shofner, descendants of Martin Shofner)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 560834 N 3922827
Decimal Degrees35.44705000, -86.32966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.823', W 86° 19.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 49.38" N, 86° 19' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)931, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152 Shofner Rd, Shelbyville TN 37160, US
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