Hermitage, Tennessee - A visit on May 23, 2000
South Carolina claims Andrew Jackson for themselves, and so does North Carolina--something about the town he was born in being in South Carolina and later the border was moved so it was in North Carolina.  But Tennessee definitely has dibs on his military and political careers.  He became a politician at an early age and was commissioned major general in the army.  The Hermitage was the home of Andrew Jackson before and after his presidency.  Jackson purchased the plantation in 1804 with 425 acres of land, and at his death in 1845, he owned 1,000 acres.  The plantation is well preserved including the original wallpaper on most of the walls.  Almost all the furnishings are original, which is quite unusual.  Not a spectacular home, but another interesting piece of history to tuck in our memory bank.
Mock Election going on at the Hermitage
A chandelier
A beautiful
Original wallpaper
Slave quarters
Tomb inscription
Tomb of  General and Mrs. Jackson
Hickory tree on the grounds
Nearby home of one of the children