Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cumberland - Roane County Line

Marker ID: THC 1F 2
County: Cumberland
Waymark: None


Cumberland County
Established 1855; named in honor of

The Cumberland Mountains

which were in turn named for the Duke of Cumberland by Dr. Thomas Walker of Virginia, about 1748. Tennessee frontiersman.

Roane County
Established 1801; named in honor of

Archibald Roane.

Governor of Tennessee, 1801-03; Member of Constitutional Convention, 1796; Judge of Superior Court of Law and Equity, 1796-1801; Judge of Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals, 1815-19.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.