Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Augustus Hill Garland

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Location: on US 51 at Garland Ave., Covington, TN
County: Tipton
Coordinates: N 35° 33.532    W 089° 39.211
  35.55886666    -89.65351666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GN3


The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator 1861-1865; Governor 1874-1877 and U.S. Senator 1877-1885. In 1885 he was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Grover Cleveland and served until 1889. Garland died while arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the brother of Confederate Congressman, Rufus K. Garland, Jr. (1830-1886) and a cousin of Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox, C.S.A.(1824-1890).

West Tennessee Historical Society