Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Beth Slater Whitson ~ 1879 - 1930

Marker ID: THC 3D 63
Location: Hickman County, in Nunnelly, west of TN 48 at Nunnelly Road
County: Hickman
Waymark: None


Goodrich, 1 mile west, once a furnace-town producing pig-iron from ore from Nunnelly Mines, was the birthplace of Beth Slater Whitson, writer of poems, stories, and songs. Her best known song lyrics were "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." She moved to Nashville in 1913 and is buried there in Spring Hill Cemetery.