Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John Tyler Morgan

Marker ID: THC 2A 12
Location: at the intersection of Ingleside Avenue (Tennessee Route 305) and Old Niota Road, Athens, TN
County: McMinn
Coordinates: N 35° 27.576    W 084° 34.883
  35.4596    -84.58138333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM66QR


John Tyler Morgan

300 yards east is the house in which John Tyler Morgan (1824–1907) was born. A brigadier general in the Confederate Army, he later served for 30 years as United States Senator from Alabama. He distinguished himself by promoting legislation in favor of the Panama Canal and of the Tennessee River development of Muscle Shoals.

Tennessee Historical Commission.