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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Carroll

 
 
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By Michael Dover, January 1, 2005
1. William Carroll Marker
Inscription.  A native of Pennsylvania, William Carroll moved to Nashville in 1810. He became a successful merchant and hero of the War of 1812. William Carroll served longer as Governor, 12 years, than anyone else in the history of the state. Under his leadership the Legislature passed laws in areas of criminal justice, fiscal policy, and education. Tennessee's "Business Governor" died in Nashville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 106.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.866′ N, 86° 46.163′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street on Fourth Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville TN 37210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard S. Ewell (about 300 feet away, measured in
William Carroll Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 1, 2005
2. William Carroll Monument
(Epitaph too faint to read) He was distinguished in the Battles of Talladega, Emockface, Enotochopec Tahopeka, and New Orleans. And Was Chief Magistrate of Tennessee for Twelve Successive Years. Commander of Andrew Jackson’s Right Wing through Creek War and Battle of New Orleans. Chairman of Democratic Presidential
a direct line); Gen. Sam G. Smith (about 300 feet away); William Driver (about 400 feet away); Major Henry M. Rutledge (about 400 feet away); City Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Felix K. Zollicoffer (about 400 feet away); The Nashville Brewery (approx. 0.3 miles away); May Hosiery Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
William Carroll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 21, 2009
3. William Carroll Marker
William Carroll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 21, 2009
4. William Carroll Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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