Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Harriman Utopia of Temperance

Marker ID: THC 1F 27
Location: North Roane St. (US 27) at Walsen Ave., Harriman, TN 
County: Roane
Coordinates: N 35° 56.053    W 084° 33.089
  35.93421666    -84.55148333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1566


Incorperated in 1891, this was to be an ideal industrial city, an object lesson for thrift, sobriety, superior intelligence and exhalted moral character, where workers would be uncorrupted by Demon Rum. Named for Union General Walter Harriman, former governor of New Hampshire. Leader of movement was Union General Clinton B. Fisk, founder of Fisk University and Prohibition, candidate for President in 1888.