Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Nashville Inn

Marker ID: THC 3A 38
Location: on north side of Public Square, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


First hostelry on this spot was established by Maj. William T. Lewis, 1796. It became Winn's Inn in 1806, the Nashville Inn a few years later. Among its many distinguished guests were the three sons of the Duke of Orleans. Andrew Johnson, then governor, was living here when the inn was destroyed by fire in 1856.