Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Aaron Venable Brown ~ 1795-1859

Marker ID: THC 3F 38
Location: on Elkton Highway (U.S. 31) near Rose Road, Elkton TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 5.883    W 086° 57.533
  35.09805    -86.95888333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


A native of North Carolina, Aaron Brown studied law in Nashville and moved to Pulaski to practice. He served four terms in the State Legislature, three terms in Congress, and one term as Governor, 1845-47. In 1850, he wrote the Tennessee Platform of the Southern Convention. Governor Brown died in Nashville.

Tennessee Historical Commission.