Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Richard "Dick" Poynor ~ (1802-1882)

Marker ID: THC 3D 65
Location: TN 46, Williamson County, at Pinewood and Moore roads
County: Williamson
Waymark: None


One of Tennessee's most outstanding wood craftsmen, Richard "Dick" Poyner was listed in the 1860 census as a free mulatto. He was literate, a man of property, and a member of the Leipers Fork Primitive Baptist Church, a white congregation. Poynor's horse-powered lathe turned maple and hickory to create chairs and other items prized for their beauty and durability.