Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cocke - Jefferson County Line

Marker ID: THC 1C 1
County: Cocke
Waymark: None


Jefferson County
Established 1792: named in honor of
Thomas Jefferson

Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of Virginia; Vice-President and President of the United States.

Cocke County
Established 1797: named in honor of
Senator William Cocke
(1796, 1797, 1799 to 1805)

An officer of the Revolutionary Army; one of the leaders of the State of Franklin and member of the Legislature of the Territory South of the Ohio River.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission