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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Andrew Johnson's Early Home

Andrew Johnson's Early Home

Andrew Johnson and his family lived in this house from some time in the 1830's until 1851. Johnson was born and raised in Greeneville, TN. Before entering politics, he was a tailor, and his tailor shop is across the street from this house, although preseved inside of a brick building now.

While living here, his life changed drastically becoming a local alderman and then mayor of Greeneville, continuing on to state represenative and state senator. He was elected U.S. Representative 5 times but moved from this house during that time.
The house that President Johnson moved into in 1851 is just a few blocks away.

Today, this home is part of the Andrew Johnson Visitors Complex, which is part of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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