Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Alfred Eugene Jackson

Marker ID: THC 1A 95
Location: on Oak Grove Avenue (State Road 81) north of West Main Street (State Road 81), Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 17.562    W 082° 28.788
  36.2927    -82.4798
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5CTN


Born January 1807, this native Tennessean became one of the area’s most successful businessmen, achieving prominence as a financial agent for the East Tenn.& Va. Railroad, which he helped to found. During the Civil War he was appointed a brigadier general in the C.S. Army and assigned to duty in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, fighting with particular distinction at the Battle of Saltville in 1864. He died in 1889 and is buried in the Old Cemetery.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.