Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John De Witt Clinton Atkins ~ (1825-1908)

Marker ID: THC 4A 38
Location: Ruff Street, at entrance to City Cemetery, Paris, TN
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 36° 18.227    W 088° 19.396
  36.30378333    -88.32326666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


John De Witt Clinton Atkins

Born in Henry County, J.D.C. Atkins was a member, Tenn. General Assembly, 1849-53 and 1855-57; U.S. Congressman, 1857-59 and 1873-83; Lt. Col., 5th TN Infantry, CSA. 1861; Rep., Confederate Congress, 1861-65; co-founder, Paris Intelligencer, 1867; and U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1885-88. While in Congress, he was Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, and was instrumental in obtaining removal of Federal troops from the South. He is buried in City Cemetery here.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.