Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The James Debow Home

Marker ID: THC 3B 46
Location: TN 25, Trousdale County, in Hartsville, TN
County: Trousdale
Waymark: None


Construction on the DeBow Home began in 1854 but was delayed during the Civil War. After Gen. Morgan's march on Hartsville in 1862, the partially completed home was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. It was completed in 1870 and officials met in the front parlor to determine the boundary lines for Trousdale County. On June 21, 1870, Trousdale became Tennessee's 95th county and DeBow became the Chairman of the County Commission.