Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Chester Inn

Marker ID: THC 1A 90
Location: on Main Street, Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 17.637    W 082° 28.452
  36.29395    -82.4742
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40Y3


Built in 1797 by Dr. William P. Chester of Lancaster, Pa., it has been continuously occupied as an Inn, a hotel and an apartment house. Among the guests here have been three presidents of the United States, Andrew Jackson, James K.Polk and Andrew Johnson, as well as John Sevier, Governor of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee. President Andrew Jackson held a reception for his friends on the porch of the Inn in the summer of 1832.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.