Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Montpier



Marker ID: THC 3D 27
Location: U.S. 431, Williamson County, 3 miles south of county line
County: Williamson
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

Nicholas Perkins (1779-1848) established this 12,000-acre estate about 3 miles SW in 1810. In 1807, an official in Mississippi territory, he had arrested former vice president Aaron Burr and taken him from Ft. Stoddert, Miss., to Rich¬mond, Va., for trial on charges of treason. He was later territo¬rial attorney general in Mississippi. His house is about 1 mile west of this road; he is buried near the junction of two rivers 0.3 mile east.