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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The remains of the Thomas Hart Benton house

The remains of the Thomas Hart Benton house

The Benton family came from North Carolina in 1799 and he was a state senator in 1809. He got in a dispute with then General Andrew Jackson, injuring him. From there, Benton hastily moved to Missouri in 1815, where he became a US Senator in 1821 and an early architect of Manifest Destiny. This is just south of Liepers Fork on highway 46.

This is stop #15 on TNTrailsandByways.com Old TN Trail

Here is the historical marker:
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