Historic Markers Across Tennessee

North Carolina – Tennessee Carter County Line

Marker ID: THC 1A 45
Location: US 11 E
County: Carter
Waymark: None


Carter County
Established 1796; named in honor of

Landon Carter.

Treasurer of Washington & Hamilton Districts, Speaker of the first State of Franklin Senate, later its Secretary of State; also Lieutenant Colonel of the Washington District Militia.

North Carolina

One of the original 13 colonies, named reportedly for England's Charles II. Virginia Dare, first white child born in English colonies in North America, was born in the "lost colony" August 18, 1587. The first permanent settlement was made at mouth of Cape Fear River in 1660.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.