Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Carroll 1788-1844

Marker ID: THC 3A 106
Location: at the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.866    W 086° 46.1
  36.14776666    -86.76833333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6FVB


A native of Pennsylvania, William Carroll moved to Nashville in 1810. He became a successful merchant and hero of the War of 1812. William Carroll served longer as Governor, 12 years, than anyone else in the history of the state. Under his leadership the Legislature passed laws in areas of criminal justice, fiscal policy, and education. Tennessee's "Business Governor" died in Nashville.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.