Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Hart Benton

Marker ID: THC 3D 6
Location: on Leipers Creek Rd. north of Wilkins Branch Rd., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 53.497    W 087° 00.653
  35.89161666    -87.01088333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3GZ4


On the foundations of this house was home of Thomas Hart Benton, whose family came from North Carolina in 1799. In 1809 he was state senator. Moving to Missouri in 1815, he became U. S. Senator in 1821, and remained in the senate 30 years. Dying at the age of 76, in 1858, he left a record of outstanding statesmanship.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission