Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Austin Peay Historical Marker

Marker ID: THC 3C 50
Location: on 3rd St north of Commerce St, Clarksville, TN
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 36° 31.601    W 087° 21.456
  36.52668333    -87.3576
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1YP8


Born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on June 1, 1876, he moved to Clarksville in 1896. Governor Peay practiced law here until he was elected governor in 1922. He was re-elected in 1924 and again in 1926 and served until he died in Nashville on October 2, 1927. Among his achievements as governor were an extensive highway construction program, establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the reorganization of state government.