Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown

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Location: at the intersection of North Washington Avenue (Tennessee Route 76) and West Franklin Street, Brownsville, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 35.699    W 089° 15.735
  35.59498333    -89.26225
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNA72


Born May 9, 1775, Bucks County, PA. Appointed Brig. Gen. U.S. Army July 19, 1813. Distinguished himself in War of 1812 at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Was severely wounded at Niagara. Senior officer of U.S. Army at war's end. First commissioners named Brownsville in his honor. General-in-Chief U.S. Army from 1821 until his death Feb. 24, 1828.

Erected 1992 by The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Tennessee; Brownsville Chapter - L.J.S. - S.P.