The bronze statue stands at the east end of the Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge that crosses the Oostanaula River from West Third Street to The Forum.
Wilson, the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson, grew up in Rome and is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The statue was placed by the Rome Area Council for the Art and is designed by Arizona artist Stephanie Hunter.
The statue illustrates Wilson’s love of the arts as she stands at her easel, painting a scene while overlooking the river.
Learn more about Ellen Axson Wilson.