Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Greeneville Union Convention

Marker ID: THC 1C 54
Location: 108 South Main Street, Greeneville, TN
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 36° 9.789    W 082° 49.856
  36.16315    -82.83093333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RBM


On June 17, 1961, delegates from every East Tennessee county except Rhea convened here for four days. The purpose was to keep East Tennessee in the Union after secession of the state. Leaders of the movement were Thomas D. Arnold, William G. Brownlow, Wi