Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wesley



Marker ID: THC 4D 23
Location: at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Wesley Road, Stanton, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 27.445    W 089° 25.
  35.45741666    -89.41666666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM167Q
 



Text:

Named for John Wesley, this town was laid off northwest of its Methodist Church in 1829, on property of Samuel Ashe, son and grandson of North Carolina governors. Town was removed and named for Joseph B. Stanton with coming of railroad. The cemetery remains, with settlers buried in the east half, their slaves in the west.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.