Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Captain William Walton 1760-1816

Marker ID: THC 3B 42
Location: At the intersection of Main St. and 2nd. Ave., Carthage, TN
County: Smith
Coordinates: N 36° 15.076    W 085° 57.134
  36.25126666    -85.95223333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9CBF


Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, Walton fought in the Revolution for that state. He settled in the Cumberland country in 1784. Walton served in the legislatures of North Carolina and Tennessee and as a Smith County magistrate. He built Walton’s Road in 1801 and operated stands along its route. Countless settlers traveled this road en route to middle and West Tennessee.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission