Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Francis Yardley

Marker ID: THC 1E 103
Location: intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 58.228    W 083° 54.4
  35.97046666    -83.90666666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Born in Knox County in 1844, he taught school and began the study of law in the late 1860s. In 1873, he was the first African American in Knoxville to be admitted to the State Bar; he served as Justice of the Peace, Alderman, and Second Assistant Fire Chi