Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John H. Eaton

Marker ID: THC 3D 56
Location: at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 31) and 2nd Avenue South, Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.549    W 086° 52.034
  35.92581666    -86.86723333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3MNE


On this site stood the home of John H. Eaton, U.S. Senator (1818-1829) and Secretary of War under Andrew Jackson (1829-1831). He resigned from the Cabinet after a scandal which reflected on the reputation of his controversial wife, Peggy. He served as Governor of the Territory of Florida (1834-1836) and as Minister to Spain (1836-1840). Eaton retired from public life in 1840. He sold this property in 1843 and lived in Washington, D.C. until his death.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission