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Colonel James Lewis - Franklin County Courthouse - Winchester TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 35° 11.179 W 086° 06.731
16S E 580832 N 3894066
Quick Description: This plaque on an obelisk is located on the corner of the Franklin County Courthouse.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:10:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NBE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
The inscription Reads:

"In memory of COLONEL JAMES LEWIS
Born April 6, 1756 Albemarle County Virginia
Died February 21, 1849 Franklin County Tennessee
Served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. Participated in the Battles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Yorktown. Was with Washington when he crossed the Delaware. Witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Erected the first brick house and was one of the appointed Commissioners for the erection of the first courthouse and jail in Franklin County.
Julian Lee Rayford Sculptor"
Type of Memorial: Monument

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