Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Coffee - Grundy County Line



Marker ID: THC 2E 3
Location: is on Hillsboro Highway (U.S. 41), Pelham TN
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 35° 19.406    W 085° 54.237
  35.32343333    -85.90395
Waymark: None
 



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Coffee County
Established 1836; named in honor of
Major General John Coffee


Soldier, surveyor and close friend of Andrew Jackson. Tennessee troops under his command took a decisive part in the New Orleans Campaign, December 23, 1814 to January 8, 1815.


Grundy County
Established 1844; named in honor of

Felix Grundy


Of Virginia. Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; Rep. in Congress from TN 1811-1814. U.S. Senator 1829-38. Attorney Gen. in President Van Buren's Cabinet. At time of his death in 1840, he was again a U.S. Senator.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.