Andrew Johnson: Birthplace Replica

Although Andrew Johnson spent most of his life in Tennessee, he was born in Raleigh, N.C. The tradition of his birth is told on a plaque outside a replica of his birthplace home that was built in Greeneville in 1999.

The small cabin was part of Casso’s Inn, where Johnson’s father worked as a stable keeper and his mother as a weaver. Tradition has it that the future president was born in the loft of the kitchen at the inn on Dec. 29, 1808. A wedding party at the inn was interrupted with news of the birth.

The story “represents an important part of the Andrew Johnson story and speaks of a man who began his life in very humble conditions,” according to the plaque.

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