Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wilson Lawrence Walters



Marker ID: THC 3A 191
Location: On Silver St. at Waters Ave., Watertown, TN
County: Wilson
Coordinates: N 36° 06.116    W 086° 07.685
  36.10193333    -86.12808333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8Z0
 



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Born November 11, 1818, Wilson Lawrence Waters operated store in what was then known as the town of Three Forks. In 1845 , when the post-office moved to his store, but town was officially named Waterstown, which later became known as Watertown. Waters owned and was president of the Lebanon to Sparta Turnpike. A farmer and industrialist, he also organized the Waters and Allen Foundry in Nashville. A leader in the Whig party, and in 1846 Waters was a delegate to the first National Convention held in Philadelphia. continued.



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