Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wessyngton



Marker ID: THC 3C 39
Location: U.S. 41, Robertson County, at road leading into Cedar Hill
County: Robertson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The stately Georgian mansion four miles south was built in 1819 by Joseph Washington of Surry County, Virginia, a distant cousin of the nation's first president, and bears the Anglo-Saxon form of the family name. The estate, with its formal garden and family burial ground, was later inherited by Congressman Joseph E. Washington (served 1887-1897).