Historic Markers Across Tennessee



North Carolina Tennessee - Cocke County Line



Marker ID: THC 1C 2
Location: on Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) 0.4 miles west of Paint Rock Road, 4887 Dixie Highway, Del Rio, TN
County: Cocke
Coordinates: N 35° 55.073    W 082° 54.762
  35.91788333    -82.9127
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Tennessee
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.



North Carolina


One of the original 13 colonies, named reportedly for England's Charles II. Virginia Dare, first child born of white parents on the North American Continent, 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.