Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Boyhood Home of Ray H. Jenkins ~ 1897 - 1980

Marker ID: THC 1F 34
Location: at the intersection of Cherohala Skyway (Tennessee Route 165) and Hunt Street, Tellico Plains, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 22.028    W 084° 17.98
  35.36713333    -84.29966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GRJ


Known as the “Terror of Tellico Plains,” this eminent Knoxville lawyer gained national fame as Chief Counsel at the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954. He defended more than 600 persons on trial for their lives and never lost a one to the electric chair.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.