Near Hohenwald in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
In the Grinder house, the ruins of which are still discernible, 230 yards south of this spot. His life of romantic endeavor and lasting achievement came tragically and mysteriously to its close on the night of Oct. 11, 1809.
The report of the Committee appointed to carry out the provisions of the Monument Act, contains these significant statements:
"Great care was taken to identify the grave. George Nixon, ESQ., and old surveyor, had become very early acquainted with the locality.
He pointed out the place; but to make assurance doubly sure the grave was re-opened and the upper portion of the skeleton examined and such evidence found as to leave no doubt of the place of interment."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Natchez Trace series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 35° 30.682′ N, 87° 27.639′ W. Marker is near Hohenwald, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20). Marker is located near the Meriwether Lewis Memorial at the Meriwether Lewis Site on the Natchez Trace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez Trace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grinder House (about 800 feet away); The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis: Life Compass (approx. ¼ mile away); Metal Ford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Steele's Iron Works (approx. 3½ miles away); Phosphate Mine (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Meriwether Lewis (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hohenwald.
Also see . . . Biography of Meriwether Lewis. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,620 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 10. submitted on December 3, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.