Thomas Hart Benton Site | Tennessee Vacation

Thomas Hart Benton Site

Address: 
Old Hillsboro Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064

Benton was one of the earliest settlers in LeiperÂ’s Fork and a close advisor of Andrew JacksonÂ’s. After a brawl with the General ended in gunfire (and injury to Jackson), the Bentons made a hasty retreat to Missouri. Benton is best known for his career there, where he served as a U.S. Senator and became an early architect of Manifest Destiny.


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