Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Driver

Marker ID: THC 3A 46
Location: at 511 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.292    W 086° 46.491
  36.15486666    -86.77485
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Born, 1803, in Salem, Mass., and a sea-captain at 21, he retired in 1837. Coming here for his wife's health, he brought with him the flag given him in 1831, which he had nicknamed "Old Glory," the first known use of the term. This flag was flown from the Capitol when Federal troops took Nashville in 1862. Capt. Driver died in 1883.