Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Marker ID: THC 1B 51
Location: 1009, New Market, TN
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 36° 5.824    W 083° 33.779
  36.09706666    -83.56298333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM63NC


In a log cabin which stood here, Frances Eliza Hodgson, newly from England with her family, spent the winter of 1865. She helped support her family with music lessons, also opened a "Select Seminary for Young People." Here she met Dr. Swan Burnett, whom she married in 1873, also started the writing which later made her famous.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.