Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Melchior Thoni, Jr ~ 1849 - 1926

Marker ID: THC 2E 71
Location: 27416 Tennessee 108, Gruetli Laager, TN
County: Grundy
Coordinates: N 35° 22.291    W 085° 40.024
  35.37151666    -85.66706666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29HX


One of the original Swiss settlers of Gruetli in 1869, Melchior Thoni become one of the most famous woodcarvers of Tennessee, executing carvings in the old Governor’s Mansion and the altar of Christ Church in Nashville. About 1880, among his many sculptur