Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Joseph W. Byrns 1867-1936

Marker ID: THC 3C 67
Location: on US Hwy 41 on the grounds of Jo Byrns School, Adams, TN.
County: Robertson
Coordinates: N 36° 33.926    W 087° 01.467
  36.56543333    -87.02445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM19GD


Joseph Wellington Byrns was born in 1869 in a small cabin near Cedar Hill. A graduate of the Law department of Vanderbilt University, he served in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly. Elected to the United States House of Representatives, he represented this area in Congress for 27 years. At the time of his June 4, 1936 death, Byrns was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Later, the Robertson County School Board named Jo Byrns school in his honor.

Tennessee Historical Commission