Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Neill S. Brown 1810-1886



Marker ID: NHC 49
Location: on Neill Ave just north of Main St, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.555    W 086° 45.462
  36.17591666    -86.7577
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMATG
 



Text:

Located 125 yards north is the site of Idlewild, home of Neil S. Brown, native of Giles County and fourteenth governor of Tennessee, 1848-1850. The only governor to live in East Nashville, he is credited with naming the city of Edgefield. Appointed United States Minister to Russia in 1850, and in 1870 was a member of the State Constitutional Convention.



Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County