Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Samuel Cleage



Marker ID: THC 2A 32
Location: on North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11) north of East Hornsby Street, Athens, TN
County: McMinn
Coordinates: N 35° 26.644    W 084° 35.614
  35.44406666    -84.59356666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM27J0
 



Text:

This was one of the houses built by this itinerant contractor, who left Botetourt Co., Va., in 1823 and made his way south building houses, taking pay in “gold, notes or Negroes”. In 1836 it was the central office for the Hiawassee R.R., which, in 1837, became the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, one of the progenitors of the Southern Railway system.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.