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William Henderson - 3B 53 - Hendersonville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bmon419
N 36° 18.309 W 086° 37.047
16S E 534345 N 4017862
Quick Description: Historic marker for Hendersonville's namesake.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 11:25:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMD4NG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 4

Long Description:

William Henderson

Marker # 3B 53

Text: “1752 - circa 1807: Captain William Henderson was a Revolutionary soldier born in Virginia. He and his wife, Lockey Trigg, moved to Sumner County in the late 1790s and later bought property between Sanders Ferry and Walton Ferry Roads upon which they built a log home. The town of Hendersonville was named for him and he became the first postmaster in 1801. He was succeeded in office by two of his sons, Bennett, who served until 1811, and Littleton, who served until 1815. William Henderson was buried on this site around 1807.”

Notes: Marker is fairly easy to get to. Located on Johnny Cash Parkway between the intersections with Walton Ferry Road and Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville, there are plenty of businesses with public parking nearby to make getting to the marker safe. Marker is in the midst of a shrub, and could be difficult to see.

Marker Name: William Henderson

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 3B 53

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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