Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826



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Location: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 26.204    W 089° 4.216
  36.43673333    -89.07026666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Thomas Jefferson
1743-1826


President of the United States of America, served two terms from 1801-1809
Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, a Charter of America and Universal Liberties Drafted in 1776.
He became the Nation's First Secretary of State, Served as Vice-President to John Adams, and was elected as the third president of the United States in 1800.
During his first term, the more notable of the two he achieved the purchase of Louisiana Territory in 1803 and Commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The United States Doubled in size during his presidency.