Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Blount - Knox County Line



Marker ID: THC 1E 11
Location: on Old Knoxville Highway (TN Route 33), Rockford, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 52.353    W 083° 56.603
  35.87255    -83.94338333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Blount County
Established 1795; named in honor of
William Blount


Member of the North Carolina Legislature; twice member of Continental Congress; Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790-1796; founder of city of Knoxville; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1796-97; speaker of the State Senate, 1798.


Knox County
Established 1792; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. Henry Knox.


Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. One of the founders and first

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


Notes:

Two sided marker