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Tuzon is a small town in south-eastern Liberia, situated in Grand Gedeh County. It is located six miles north of Zwedru, the county seat.[1] Tuzon is a stronghold of the Krahn tribe.

It is mainly known as the birthplace of former President Samuel Doe, the country's 21st president.[1][2]

In 1990 during the Liberian Civil War, Tuzon was ravaged by the rebel army of Charles Taylor, who seven years later became president. Local residents fled to Côte d'Ivoire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ayad, Christophe. "The Messiah?", The Independent, October 11, 2005.
  2. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang. "Samuel K. Doe: Samuel Doe: 10-Year Reign In the Shadow of Brutality" (obituary), New York Times, September 11, 1990.

Coordinates: 6°10′N 8°15′W / 6.167°N 8.250°W / 6.167; -8.250