Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carroll / Henry County

Marker ID: THC 4A 4
County: Carroll
Waymark: None


Carroll County
Established 1821; named in honor of

William Carroll.

An officer in the War of 1812; Governor of Tennessee, 1821-27 and 1829-35; served as governor longer than any other man.

Henry County
Established 1821; named in honor of

Patrick Henry.

Virginia patriot and statesman, leader in the Revolutionary movement. He was subsequently twice governor of Virginia and a member of the convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. He declined appointment as Senator, 1794, Secretary of State, 1795, Chief Justice of the United States, tendered by President Washington, and Minister to France, offered by President Adams.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.