Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Peter Turney's Birthplace

Marker ID: THC 2B 18
Location: U.S. 41 & 64, Marion County, in Jasper; west of Lankester Hotel
County: Marion
Waymark: None


Born in a house on this site, Sept. 27, 1827. Raised and commanded the 1st TN Inf. (Confederate). Severely wounded at Fredericksburg, and promoted brigadier general. Elected, 1870, to state Supreme Court, becoming Chief Justice in 1886. First elected Governor in 1893, re-elected in 1895. Died Oct 19, 1903. Buried in Winchester.