Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Matthew Fontaine Maury

Marker ID: THC 3D 4
Location: on Hillsboro Rd. north of 4th Ave., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.795    W 086° 52.533
  35.92991666    -86.87555
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM887


1.4 miles west stood the home of "The Pathfinder of the Seas." In 1825 he became an officer in U.S. Navy; after secession, in the Confederate Navy. For discoveries and inventions, he was awarded more decorations by foreign governments than any American up to that time.

Tennessee Historical Commission