Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee State Capitol

Marker ID: THC 3A 34
Location: at the capital on Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.911    W 086° 47.021
  36.16518333    -86.78368333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM2ETG


Designed by William Strickland, noted Philadelphia architect who also designed the tower of Independence Hall. Construction was commenced in 1845 and completed 1859. Strickland died in 1854 and is entombed in the north portico. His son Francis, supervised construction from 1854 to 1857. Slaves and convicts quarried and transported limestone for the Capitol, which was used as a fortress during the Civil War. President and Mrs. James K. Polk are buried on the east lawn.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission