Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Robert King Byrd

Marker ID: THC 1F 26
Location: North Roane St. (US 27) at Emory Dr., Harriman, TN 
County: Roane
Coordinates: N 35° 55.896    W 084° 33.299
  35.9316    -84.55498333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1569


Served as 1st Lt., Co. C., 4th Tenn. Infantryh in Mexican War. During Civil War he organized and was Col. of 1st Tenn. Infantry, USA. Later commanded brigade. Saw action in East Tenn., Battle of Stones River and in Atlanta campaign. Member of Union Party convention of 1865. State senator 1879. Owned land on which Harriman was later built.