Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Walker

Marker ID: NHC 35
Location: at the intersection of Commerce St and 4th Ave N,, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.752    W 086° 46.679
  36.16253333    -86.77798333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8NX


William Walker
"Grey-eyed Man of Destiny"

Born May 8, 1824, Walker moved to this site from 6th Ave. N. in 1840. In early life he was doctor, lawyer, and journalist. He invaded Mexico in 1853 with 46 men and proclaimed himself Pres., Republic of Lower California. Led force into Nicaragua in 1855; was elected its Pres. in 1856. In attempt to wage war on Honduras was captured and executed Sept. 13, 1860.

Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
No. 35 Erected 1970