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Watertown in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilson Lawrence Waters

1818-1903

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
1. Wilson Lawrence Waters Marker
Inscription.  Born November 11, 1818, Wilson Lawrence Waters operated a store in what was then known as the town of Three Forks. In 1845 when the post office moved to his store, the 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, in 1846 Waters was a delegate to the first National Convention held in Philadelphia.

In 1860, he was a member of the Republican Party that nominated Abraham Lincoln for President of the United States. From 1865 to 1867, Waters represented Wilson County as a member of the House of Representatives in the 34th Tennessee General Assembly. Wilson Lawrence Waters died on December 3, 1903. His body was interred in the Waters' Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 191.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & Politics
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
2. Wilson Lawrence Waters Marker
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Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 36° 6.119′ N, 86° 7.687′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of Waters Avenue and Silver Street, on the right when traveling north on Waters Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Waters Avenue, Watertown TN 37184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watertown, Tennessee Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler School (approx. 5.1 miles away); DeKalb County Fair (approx. 5.4 miles away); Morgan in Alexandria (approx. 5˝ miles away); Gen. John H. Morgan CSA (approx. 5˝ miles away); Morgan's Ohio Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away); William Haskell Neal (approx. 7.1 miles away); Thompson-Partlow Cabin and Smokehouse (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Wilson Lawrence Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
3. Wilson Lawrence Waters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2021, by Larry Newton of Clarksville, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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