Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Henry Hollis Horton 1866-1934

Marker ID: THC 3G 33
Location: U.S. 31A, Marshall County, near Chapel Hill, at Henry Horton State Park.
County: Marshall
Waymark: None


Born in Princeton City, Jackson County, Alabama, Horton was an educator and prominent attorney and farmer. He married Anna Adeline Wilhoite on November 25,1896. Elected to the state legislature from Franklin County in 1907, he represented Marshall County in 1927. In October 1927 he succeeded Governor Austin Peay and served until January 1933. Governor Horton is buried 100 feet east of here in the Wilhoite Cemetery