John Trotwood Moore - HCMN&DC
Posted by: fatcat161
N 36° 05.703 W 086° 48.084
16S E 517877 N 3994509
Quick Description: Located on Granny White Pike in front of Moore Middle School.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2009 8:02:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM7MFF
John Trotwood Moore (1858-1929)
Tennessee novelist, poet, co-author, four-volume history, "Tennessee, the Volunteer State"; publisher, "Trotwood Monthly"; author of short stories; breeder & judge of livestock; teacher, lecturer; beloved companion & raconteur; President, Tennessee Historical Society; State Librarian & Archivist, 1919-1929; lived in his home Arden Place on this site.
John Moore Jr. was born in Marion, Perry County, on August 26, 1858, the son of John and Emily Moore. His first 26 years were spent in Alabama, and the remainder of his life in Tennessee. He graduated from Howard College (later Samford University) in 1878.
Moore probably first used the name "Trotwood" when he wrote for the Marion Commonwealth in an article signed "Betsy Trotwood," a Charles Dickens character. Later, he used "Trotwood" as a pseudonym for many of his published writings. Although he tried to drop the name, his success was so intricately tied to it that he adopted Trotwood as his middle name instead.
Marker Name: John Trotwood Moore
Marker Location: City
Type of Marker: Person
Marker Number: 38
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County - 1970
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