Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Davidson County/Sumner County



Marker ID: THC 3B 2
Location: on U.S. 31E, near Hendersonville, Tennessee
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 18.567    W 086° 40.35
  36.30945    -86.6725
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Davidson County


Established 1783; named in honor of Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Killed in action at Cowan’s Ford, N.C., 1781.


Sumner County


Established 1786; named in honor of Major Gen. Jethro Sumner. Officer in French and Indian War; in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and in the Army at Valley Forge. His last service was in the defense of North Carolina against Cornwallis.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.