Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon

Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon (HMPZQ)

Location: Pulaski, TN 38478 Giles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 17.046', W 86° 54.281'

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Serving under Gen. Andrew Jackson as captain in the War of 1812, he became a lifelong friend of ailing Jackson in Creek War when he said to him, "General I'll stay, will die with you," as others threatened to leave. Pioneer settler of Brick Church, attained rank of colonel in Tennessee Militia, member of 18th and 21st Tennessee General Assemblies.
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Tennessee, L.J. Shaw, State President
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CLAUDIA JOHNSON  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 508667 N 3904553
Decimal Degrees35.28410000, -86.90468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 17.046', W 86° 54.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 17' 2.76" N, 86° 54' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Blackburn Hollow Rd, Pulaski TN 38478, US
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I Saw The Marker

This marker is in the cemetery where Col. Gordon's family is buried. He is actually buried in a nearby cemetery that is less accessible to the public. I was a member of the committee that made the decision where this marker was placed and helped raise the money for it. The marker was placed here so that it could be seen by all who visit this historic church and graveyard. There is a webpage about this graveyard, Brick Church, at that shows the marker photo clearly and in its context to the church and graves.

Aug 23, 2016 at 8:00am PDT by dejavu159

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