Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lewis C. Buckner

Marker ID: THC 1C 80
Location: on Old Douglas Dam Rd. north of  Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 53.050    W 083° 34.275
  35.88416666    -83.57125
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMB38M


Born a slave, Lewis C. Buckner worked as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, and house builder in Sevier County after the Civil War. The talented African-American craftsman hand-carved elaborate furniture, mantels, staircases, and the exterior trim and porches for many Victorian-era houses. This house, enlarged around 1890 for Riley H. Andes, was one of Buckner's most ornate.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission