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Near Hohenwald in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Meriwether Lewis

1774-1809

 
 
Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
1. Meriwether Lewis Marker
Inscription. Beneath this monument erected under Legislative Act by the State of Tennessee, A.D., 1848, reposes the dust of Meriwether Lewis, a Captain in the United States Army, Private Secretary to President Jefferson, Senior Commander of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Governor of the Territory of Louisiana.

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."
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
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),
Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
2. Pioneer Cemetery
0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20). Touch for map. Marker is located near the Meriwether Lewis Memorial at the Meriwether Lewis Site on the Natchez Trace. Marker is in this post office area: Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America.
 
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. mile away); Metal Ford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Steele's Iron Works (approx. 3 miles away); Phosphate Mine (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 5.8 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.)
 
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Grinder House image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
3. Grinder House
Site and ruins of the Grinder House, in which Meriwether Lewis met his death on the night of Oct. 11, 1809.
Grinder House image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
4. Grinder House
Meriwether Lewis tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
5. Meriwether Lewis tombstone
Meriwether Lewis Grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
6. Meriwether Lewis Grave marker
Meriwether Lewis Born near Charlottesville, VA. Aug. 18, 1774 Died Oct. 11, 1809 aged 35 years
Meriwether Lewis grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
7. Meriwether Lewis grave Marker
An officer of the Regular Army, Private Secretary to President Jefferson, Commander of the Expedition to the Oregon in 1803-1806, Governor of the Territory of Louisiana. His melancholy death occurred where this monument now stands and under which rest his mortal remains.
Meriwether Lewis grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
8. Meriwether Lewis grave Marker
In the language of Mr. Jefferson: "His courage was undaunted; his firmness and perseverance yielded to nothing but impossibilities; a rigid disciplinarian yet tender as a father of those committed to his charge; honest; disinterested liberal with a sound understanding and a scrupulous fidelity of truth."
Meriwether Lewis grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 22, 2010
9. Meriwether Lewis grave Marker
Erected by the Legislature of Tennessee, A.D. 1848
Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2015
10. Meriwether Lewis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   10. submitted on December 3, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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