Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bridal House

Marker ID: THC 3B 45
Location: TN 25, Sumner County, in front of Bridal House
County: Sumner
Waymark: None


In 1795, Thomas Cotton founded Cottontown. He had been a captain of Hertford County, North Carolina Militia during the revolution. In 1819 Moore Cotton, son of Thomas, built Bridal House for his only daughter, Elizabeth. The House is architecturally significant and recognized primarily for its construction with unusually large logs, "measuring about three feet in width.