Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Joseph McMinn



Marker ID: THC 2A 4
Location: 5195 Hwy 11, Calhoun, TN
County: McMinn
Coordinates: N 35° 17.878    W 084° 45.139
  35.29796666    -84.75231666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

500 yards southeast is buried Joseph McMinn, governor of Tennessee, 1815-1821. A Quaker, born in Pennsylvania, he came to Hawkins County in 1790. He also served in the State Constitutional Convention, 1796; State Senate, 1798–1812; Speaker of the Senate, 1805, 1807 & 1809; Indian Agent for the Cherokees, 1823–34.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.