Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Col. Benjamin Cleveland



Marker ID:  
Location: 1st Street Northeast, Cleveland, TN
County: Bradley
Coordinates: N 35° 9.508    W 084° 52.36
  35.15846666    -84.87266666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Col. Benjamin Cleveland
1738-1806



Benjamin Cleveland was born in Virginia, later served in the North Carolina House of Commons and led the Wilkes County militia at the Battle of Kings' Mountain on October 7, 1780. This battle was considered a turning point of the American Revolution in the South. On January 20, 1838 the Tennessee State legislature designated the settlement at Taylor's Place as the county seat of Bradley County and named it Cleveland in honor of Col. Benjamin Cleveland.

Erected 2013 by Col. Benj. Cleveland Chapter TNSSAR.