Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Cocke - Greene County Line



Marker ID: THC 1C 33
Location:
County: Cocke
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Waymark: None
 



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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.

Greene County
Established 1783; named in honor of

Nathaniel Greene.


Major General in the Revolutionary Army. After fighting at Trenton, the Brandywine and at Germantown, and serving at Valley Forge, he became Quartermaster General of the Army. He later took command of the Army in the South, where his brilliant handling helped bring about the end of the war.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.