Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Benton McMillin ~ 1845 - 1943

Marker ID: THC 3B 40
Location: At the intersection of Main St. and 2nd. Ave., Carthage, TN
County: Smith
Coordinates: N 36° 15.077    W 085° 57.135
  36.25128333    -85.95225
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9CBH


A native of Kentucky, Benton McMillin moved to Celina at an early age and later to Carthage. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1874 and Congress in 1879 for a twenty year tenure. Benton McMillin served two terms as Governor, 1899-1903, promoting the public school system. The “Democratic Warhorse of Tennessee” died in Nashville.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission