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William Walker

“Grey-eyed Man of Destiny”

 
 
William Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 20, 2009
1. William Walker Marker
Inscription. Born May 8, 1824, Walker moved to this site from 6th Ave. N. in 1840. In early life he was a doctor, lawyer & journalist. He invaded Mexico in 1853 with 46 men & proclaimed himself Pres., Republic of Lower Calif. Led force into Nicaragua in 1855; was elected its Pres. in 1856. In attempt to wage war with Honduras was captured & executed Sept. 12, 1860.
 
Erected 1970 by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Location. 36° 9.752′ N, 86° 46.679′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce St and 4th Ave N, on the right when traveling west on Commerce St. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Green Ryman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sarah Estell (about 500 feet away); Birth of Bluegrass (about 500 feet away); Fourth and Church (about 600 feet away); Battle of the Bluffs (about 600 feet away); Maxwell House Hotel
William Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 20, 2009
2. William Walker Marker
Looking south west on Commerce Street
(about 600 feet away); First Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away); Downtown Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  William Walker (filibuster) - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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