Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Samuel Powhatan Carter Aug 6, 1819 – May 26, 1891

Marker ID: THC 1A 72
Location: 829 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 20.934    W 082° 12.567
  36.3489    -82.20945
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A96


Samuel Powhatan Carter
Aug 6, 1819 – May 26, 1891

Born in this house. After attending Washington College and Princeton, graduated from U.S. Naval Academy; serving in the Navy until May 1, 1862, he was appointed brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers. His most conspicuous service was a raid into East Tennessee with a cavalry brigade late in 1862. Brevetted major general, he returned to the Navy as a commander, retired as a commodore in 1881, and was named a rear admiral on the retired list in 1882. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.