Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Emmerson

Marker ID: THC 1A 92
Location: on E Main St near Buffalo St., Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 17.721    W 082° 28.145
  36.29535    -82.46908333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5Z27


Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, June 23, 1773. Moved to Knoxville in 1800 where he practiced law. First Mayor of Knoxville, judge on Superior Court and State Supreme Court. Charter member of Board of Trustees of East Tennessee College, now the University of Tennessee, and one of the founders of Knoxville Female Academy. Settled on a farm near Jonesboro and was editor of the Washington Republican and Farmer's Journal. He died July 22, 1837, and is buried 100 yards north.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.