Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

Marker ID: THC 4E 78
Location: U.S. 51, Tipton County, in Covington, Shelton Park
County: Tipton
Waymark: None


West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland, Wilcox was born in Waynesboro, North Carolina, in 1824. He settled in Tipton County in 1826 and lived in Covington until 1842. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1890, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery there.