Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Henry Watterson

Marker ID: THC 2E 41
Location: on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), Beechgrove, TN
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 35° 37.58    W 086° 14.35
  35.62633333    -86.23916666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMH1F


Born in Washington, Feb. 16, 1840, where his father, Harvey Magee Watterson, was in congress, he spent most of his boyhood in a house 100 ft.W. Subsequently Confederate soldier, journalist and political leader, he founded the Louisville courier-Journal in