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Dr. Thomas H. Price House has been placed in the National and Tennessee Registers of Historic Places by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior
Memphis, TN – The Dr. Thomas H. Price House located at 620 North Main Street in Covington, TN has been placed in the National and Tennessee Registers of Historic Places by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior on June 13, 2016. Dr. Thomas H. Price (1873-1962) was the last African American local physician to reside in Covington until 1962. This house was built by black carpenters for him. His family was the only family to reside in this house. He was born on February 14, 1873 on a farm in Fayette County, received a Bachelor of Science from Lane College in Jackson, TN and graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1902. He was a member and long-time officer of the Tri-County Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, which was composed of African-Americans in the medical profession from Tipton, Lauderdale, and Haywood counties. He was also a member of the National Medical Association (NMA), the largest and oldest medical organization representing African-Americans in the medical profession in the United States. He was a member, trustee, deacons of the Canaan Baptist Missionary Baptist Church; the 1st National Historical registered African-American site in Tipton County.