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Benton, Tennessee, State Highway 411

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The Issue

Tennessee lawmakers are irked over the rerouting of State Highway 441 to protect the Nancy Ward cemetery.

Online Sources for Reading:

Read about 411 and "Preserving History, Especially Native History, Irks Tennessee Lawmakers" at this SEAL (South Eastern Anti-desecration League) page.

Requested Action:

Individuals are asked to contact: Governor Sundqwist at [email protected]; Representative Chris Newton at [email protected] and Representative Frank Buck at [email protected].


Email link at SEAL site.

Update: The SEAL site gives the full text of an article from the Feb 2, 1999 issue of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN: HIGHWAY ROUTING AROUND CEMETERY IRKS LAWMAKERS by Duren Cheek.

Update: 2001 8 Feb, TN AIM writes as to status, "No word; we think it is safe but utility construction is a concern."

Update: Nancy Ward Gravesite Popular Area Attraction by Ron Clayton. The Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 26, 2001.

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