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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Better Half
N 35° 26.656 W 084° 35.656
16S E 718355 N 3924971
Quick Description: BATTLE OF ATHENS ~ 2A 102
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2007 6:20:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM27HD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 33

Long Description:
AUGUST 1-2, 1946

The Battle of Athens was an armed revolt that gained national attention. Attempting to end the control of an entrenched political machine, World War II veterans used force to ensure that on the day of local elections in 1946 every vote "was counted as cast." After local authorities locked themselves and the ballot boxes in the jail, veterans suspicious of foul play gathered weapons and ammunition and exchanged fire from this hill upon the jail, which once stood across the street. The besieged authorities surrendered. At a meeting in the courthouse, an interim government was set up, followed by the election of the veterans' slate.

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker Number: 2A 102

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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