Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Ewen Cameron

Marker ID:  
Location: on 2nd Avenue South south of East Main Street (U.S. 31), Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.493    W 086° 52.02
  35.92488333    -86.867
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On this site in 1798 Ewen Cameron built the first house in the town of Franklin. Cameron was born Feb. 23, 1768 in Balgalkan, Ferintosh, Scotland. He emigrated to Virginia in 1785 and from there came to Tennessee. Cameron died Feb. 28, 1846, having lived forty-eight years in the same log house. He and his second wife, Mary, are buried in the old City Cemetery. His descendants have lived in Franklin continuously since 1798 when his son Duncan was the first white child born here.

Erected 1993 by Williamson County Historical Society.