A statue of US Senator Edward Carmack
stands in front of the Tennessee State
Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.
This capitol was built in the
Greek Revival style.
The cornerstone of the Capitol was laid on July 4, 1849. It was completed in 1859. Architect, William Strickland, died in 1854 and is buried in the wall, above the cornerstone. Samuel Dold Morgan, President of the Capitol Planning Commission is buried in the south wall of the Capitol.
The first floor interior
The ceilings are carefully painted
Chandelier converted from gas
to electricity in 1904.
Tennessee Fun Fact: People in Washington, Sullivan and Greene counties formed the State of Franklin and elected a governor and legislature in 1784.
Three presidents are from
The Tennessee House of
The Tennessee Senate
The Legislative Library...
Earliest volumes of the
Wall murals in
the Governor's Reception Room
The Tennessee State Capitol has many busts, statues and portraits. Famous Tennesseans include Civil Rights activists, former governors, US Representatives and Senators, generals and admirals.
President James K. Polk &
his wife, Sarah Childress Polk,
are buried on the grounds.
Eric & the statue of
World War I hero.
We loved this Capitol! It is a beautiful Greek Revival building that has been carefully preserved. It is a working Capitol that presents Tennessee history, in full. Thank you, Ashley, for giving a great tour!