Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Houston’s Law Office

Marker ID: NHC 106
Location: On 2nd Ave, north of James Robertson Parkway (US 41). Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N N 36° 10.100    W 086° 46.732
  36.16833333    -86.77886666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAQ3


Sam Houston, a native of Virginia, moved to Nashville in 1818 to study law with Judge James Trimble. Admitted to the bar later that year, Houston practiced in Lebanon, Tenn., before returning to Nashville to serve as District Attorney (1819-21). In 1821, he opened a law office near this site. He was elected a U.S. Congressman (1823-27), Governor of Tenn. (1827-29), and President of the Republic of Texas (1836-38).

Donated by the Nashville Bar Association in 1999.


Erected: 1999