Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mills Darden

Marker ID: THC 4D 23
Location: at the intersection of Life Road (Tennessee Route 200) and Mills Darden Cemetery Road, Lexington, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 36.075    W 088° 29.1
  35.60125    -88.485
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2C2F


Born in North Carolina in 1799, Darden settled in Henderson County about 1830's. He was an innkeeper and farmer, and physically one of the heaviest men ever to live in the world. At the time of his death, Darden weighed in excess of 1,000 pounds. He and his first wife are buried 1.7 miles north.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission