Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Nelson Home

Marker ID: THC 1A 75
Location: at the intersection of Knob Creek Rd and W Market St., Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.908    W 082° 22.473
  36.31513333    -82.37455
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55TN


1 mi. N. was the home of William Nelson. A native of Virginia, he was one of the earliest settlers in this region and served in the Revolutionary War. Francis Asbury, early Methodist bishop, held annual conferences here in 1793, 1796, and 1797. Asbury called Nelson's house "An ancient home of Methodists and Methodist preaching."

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.