Trousdale Place

This was the home of William Trousdale (1790-1872), governor of Tennessee (1849-1851), and U.S. minister to Brazil (1853-1857). During the Union army's occupation Gallatin from 1862 to 1870, its commanders regarded former Governor Trousdale the county's elder statesman despite his strong support for the Confederacy. Both the army and local citizens turned to him for assistance in dealing with each other.