George Frederick Gerding - 1F 31 - Wartburg, TN
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N 36° 06.319 W 084° 35.870
16S E 716232 N 3998301
Quick Description: This marker to George Frederick Gerding is located in front of the old Courthouse on Main Street in Wartburg, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2011 12:55:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMCY6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
George Frederick Gerding

Born in Germany in 1800, be became a successful businessman after moving to New York. He was decorated by Belgium King Leopold I for establishing the first ship line between Antwerp and New York. He was U. S. Consul to Baden-Baden 1845-47. Acquiring 300,000 acres of land, he established the East Tennessee Land Colonization Co. for Swiss, German, and French immigrants. In 1844 he founded Wartburg, and gave land for the town square, a church, and a cemetery. He died in 1884.

Tennessee Historical Commission
Marker Name: George Frederick Gerding

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 1F 31

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

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