Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis

Marker ID: THC 3F 36
Location: u.s. 412, Lewis County, at entrance to Meriwether Lewis Park
County: Lewis
Waymark: None


Born in Albemarle County, Virginia, 1774; Army officer; private secretary to President Jefferson 1801-1803; Leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest 1804-1806; Governor of Louisiana Territory 1806-1809; died mysteriously here at Grinder's Stand on the Natchez Trace, October II, 1809. A monument marks his grave.