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William Walker

"Grey-eyed Man of Destiny"

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsLaw EnforcementScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
William Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 20, 2009
2. William Walker Marker
Looking south west on Commerce Street
marker. Thomas Green Ryman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Jimmy Dickens (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); Timothy Demonbreun (about 600 feet away); Maxwell House Hotel (about 600 feet away); First Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  William Walker (filibuster) - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. war lords
 
William Walker<br>The Filibuster image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. William Walker
The Filibuster
This Engraving of William Walker accompanied his obituary in Harper's Weekly, October 13, 1860.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,307 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 22, 2020