Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sherrod Bryant

Marker ID: THC 3A 115
Location: Davidson County, Couchville Pike, west of Rutherford County line
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


With a certificate of freedom praising his industry and morality, Sherrod Bryant (1781-1854) moved here from Granville County, N.C., before 1840. A farmer, he was probably the wealthiest free Black in Tennessee by 1850, owning land and slaves worth $25,000. An area nearby became known as Bryant Grove. He is buried in Bryant Town Cemetery, Donelson, Tenn.