Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson (HMFOH)

Location: Greeneville, TN 37743 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.33', W 82° 50.258'

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National Historic Site

— Andrew Johnson National Cemetery —

Welcome to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. This site commemorates the life and work of the seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson. Born in poverty, Johnson rose from Greeneville tailor to the nation's highest office. His political philosophy was based upon a strict interpretation of the Constitution, a belief in states' rights, an unshakable commitment to serve the workingman, and a conservative attitude toward government spending. Johnson's presidency, including the impeachment and acquittal, occurred during the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War.

Four separate locations make up the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. These include an Early Home, the Visitor Center, the Andrew Johnson Homestead, and the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.

Follow the signs to the Visitor Center parking lot to begin your tour of an Early Home.

The Homestead is furnished with family furniture and memorabilia. Tickets for guided tours of the Homestead are available at the Visitor Center.

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery

When I die, I want no more winding sheet than that of the brave old flag...and no softer pillow than the Constitution of my country.

These are the words of Andrew Johnson who was buried atop this hill in 1875 wrapped in a United States flag, with a copy of the Constitution resting beneath his head. His wife Eliza is buried beside him under this stately monument erected by the family in 1878. Their immediate family members and many descendants are also buried in this family plot.

The president's burial site was designated a national cemetery in 1906. The War Department developed and maintained it until 1942. Its management was then transferred to the National Park Service and it became a part of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 334695 N 4002760
Decimal Degrees36.15550000, -82.83763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.33', W 82° 50.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 19.80" N, 82° 50' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Monument Ave, Greeneville TN 37743, US
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