Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Robert Loftin Newman 1827-1912

Marker ID: THC 3C 51
Location: intersecting of Main St and N 6th Ave., Clarksville, TN
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 36° 31.811    W 087° 21.194
  36.53018333    -87.35323333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM39RG


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Newman moved with his family to Clarksville when he was eleven. He studied art in New York, England, and France. Nationally recognized for his work, over 190 of his paintings have been located. Newman served as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army from 1861-1864. Although he traveled extensively, his permanent home was a house which stood here. Newman died in New York and was returned to Clarksville for burial.