Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Gov. James D. Porter Home
The home of James D. Porter, Tennessee Governor 1875-79, was designed by and built for Thomas Wall Crawford in 1848, later owned by the Dunlap family, and inherited by Porters wife, Susanna, in 1887. After many years of public service, Porter died here in 1912. Due to the crowd of mourners, his funeral was held on the grounds, then comprising many acres.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 36° 17.922′ N, 88° 19.399′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on Dunlap Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Dunlap Street, Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Bobby Jones (approx. 0.3 miles Mandle/Harding House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edwin Wiley Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Davis Porter (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.