Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sam Houston's Boyhood Home

Marker ID: THC 1E 12
Location: U.S. 129 & 411, Blount County, east of Loudon County line
County: Blount
Waymark: None


Three miles north stood the house to which Mrs. Elizabeth Paxton Houston brought her nine fatherless children from Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1807. Her most famous son lived here until 1813 when he joined the Army.