Historic Markers Across Tennessee



John Luther Jones



Marker ID: THC 4D 21
Location: is at the intersection of Hardee Street and Richmond Street, Jackson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 37.959    W 088° 48.348
  35.63265    -88.8058
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMP90
 



Text:

Born, ~1864, in Missouri, he spent his youth in Cayce, Ky., whence the nickname, "Casey". An engineer on the Illinois Central RR, he was killed in a wreck at Vaughan, Miss., Apr. 29, 1900. He is buried here. The folksong originally sung by Wallace Saunders, Negro engine wiper in the roundhouse here, has preserved his memory.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.