Historic Markers Across Tennessee

National Soldiers’ Home

Marker ID: THC 1A 135
Location: on Dogwood Avenue, Mountain Home, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.487    W 082° 22.475
  36.30811666    -82.37458333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5B9J


Approved by an Act of Congress on Jan. 28, 1901, the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was created through the work of Tennessee Congressman Walter P. Brownlow (1851–1910). Known locally as Mountain Home, the original site comprised 447 acres and opened in October 1903. Peak enrollment reached over 2,500 Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans. In 1930, the National Soldiers’ Home system became part of the Veterans Administration.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission