Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Clay - Overton County line

Marker ID: THC 2D 3
County: Clay
Waymark: None


Clay County
Established 1870; named in honor of

Henry Clay.

Representative in Congress from Kentucky for many years, sometime Speaker of the House; U.S. Senator and Secretary of State to President John Quincy Adams. Three times a candidate for President.

Overton County
Established 1806; named in honor of

John Overton.

Pioneer attorney at Nashville; close friend of Andrew Jackson. Judge of the State Supreme Court, 1804-09. Co-founder, with Jackson and General James Winchester, of the city of Memphis; he is said to have named it.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.