Historic Markers Across Tennessee



David Benton



Marker ID:  
Location: at the Benton County Courthouse, E. Main St, Camden, TN
County: Benton
Coordinates: N 36° 3.486    W 088° 5.832
  36.0581    -88.0972
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Born 1779, South Carolina, died 1860, Benton County Tenn. Citizen soldier, War of 1812, member of Benton County's first quarterly court February 1836. Patriot for whom Benton County was named. Presented to the Citizens of Benton.
(Base monument)
George Camp Sr., Green Flowers, Ephraim Perkins, Lewis Brewer, John F. Johnston-Commissioners appointed by the legislature to organize Benton County. They met for this purpose, February 7, 1836.

1986 by Sesquicentennial Committee.