Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Abolition Publications

Marker ID: THC 1A 82
Location: on West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 17.631    W 082° 28.476
  36.29385    -82.4746
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40Y2


On this site, in 1819-1820, were published The Manumission Intelligencer and The Emancipator. Edited and published by Elihu Embree and printed by Jacob Howard, these were the first periodicals in the United States devoted exclusively to abolition of human slavery.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.