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


Col. Benjamin Cleveland

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.