Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The William Bowen House, Circa 1787

Marker ID: THC 3A 146
Location: Sumner County, Goodlettsville, Long Hollow Pike at Conference Drive
County: Sumner
Waymark: None


Near Mansker's Creek stands a rare example of Federal architecture built by Capt. William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell. Bowen, an early pioneer and Indian fighter had served in the French & Indian and Revolutionary wars before moving his family to the Cumberland settlements. The house was restored and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. A grandson, William Bowen Campbell, served as fifteenth governor of Tennessee.