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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nathan Vaught

Master Builder of Maury County

 

— August 13, 1799 - April 9, 1880 —

 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 13, 2021
1. Nathan Vaught Marker
Inscription.  An orphan apprenticed by the court to James Purcell "to learn the trade of cabinet maker" Vaught learned his trade during Columbia's early growth period. The high quality and lasting beauty of his buildings earned him the "Master Builder" title. Among his highly regarded works are Rattle & Snap, Clifton Place, Hamilton Place, Elm Springs, St. John's Church, and Maury County's Courthouse Square. Twice married, first to Lucretia Jackson Journey, then to Sarah H. Dale, his was an example of a life well-lived. He was a founder of Rose Hill Cemetery, a dedicated Mason and a devout Methodist. From humble beginnings he left a legacy of unquestioned integrity and works of uncompromising quality.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1799.
 
Location. 35° 36.911′ N, 87° 2.01′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Public Square, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James K. Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Maury County War Memorial
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 13, 2021
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Maury County and Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edwin R. Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Forrest-Gould Affair (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nathan Vaught. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry on the master builder by the Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Nathan Vaught. Wikipedia entry includes a partial list of buildings he constructed, including several that are on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jun. 28, 2022