Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Cheatham - Montgomery County Line



Marker ID: THC 3C 20
Location:
County: Cheatham
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Waymark: None
 



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Cheatham County

Established 1856; named in honor of

Edward S. Cheatham.


Speaker of the Senate, Tennessee Legislature, 1855-1861.


Montgomery County

Established 1796; named in honor of

Col. John Montgomery.


Explored the Cumberland Country in 1777. Participated in the punitive expedition against Dragging Canoe, 1779 and accompanied John Donelson on his river voyage to Nashborough. Signer of the Cumberland Compact, first sheriff of the district and founder of Clarksville. Commanded territorial troops in the Nickajack expedition, 1794. Killed by Indians later the same year.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission