Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mills Darden

Marker ID: THC 4D 9
Location: on State Route 20 (U.S. 412) 0.1 miles west of Darden Christian Chapel Road, Darden TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 38.182    W 088° 13.123
  35.63636666    -88.21871666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1AXH


This man, born in North Carolina in 1799, lived in this neighborhood for many years, dying in 1857. His size was legendary; he is said to be 8 ft. 6 in. tall and to weigh over 800 pounds; three ordinary sized men could be buttoned inside his coat. He is buried near Life, 16 miles due west.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.