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Fite-Williams-Ligon House is located in Tennessee
Fite-Williams-Ligon House
Location in Tennessee
Fite-Williams-Ligon House is located in the United States
Fite-Williams-Ligon House
Location in the United States
Location 212 Fite Avenue West, Carthage, Tennessee, U.S.
Area 3.9 acres (1.6 ha)
Built c. 1850
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference No. 03000663
Added to NRHP July 17, 2003

The Fite-Williams-Ligon House is a historic mansion in Carthage, Tennessee in the United States.


It is located at 212 Fite Avenue West in Carthage, a small town in Smith County, Tennessee. It sits on a bluff half a mile away from the Cumberland River.


The two-storey house was built circa 1850. It was designed in the Italianate architectural style, with bricks painted in white and a gable roof. By 1877, a gabled ell and hall were added to the main building. It was remodelled circa 1920.

During the Civil War, the house was used as a hospital for the Union Army. After the war, it belonged to Robert M. King. In 1873, it was purchased by Confederate Colonel John Armenus Fite, who lived there with his wife, two daughters and a black servant. By 1905, the house was acquired by J.W. Williams, the president of the Carthage Packet Company. It was purchased by L.A. Ligon in 1919. After Ligon's death in 1947, the house was purchased by his daughter Margaret and her husband, J.T. Westmoreland. In 1996, it was purchased by their granddaughter.

Architectural significance

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since July 17, 2003.

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