Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Davidson - Robertson County Line



Marker ID: THC 3C 10
Location:
County: Davidson
Coordinates:   
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, North Carolina, 1781.

Robertson County
Established 1783; named in honor of

James Robertson.


Leader in establishment of the Wautauga Settlement in East Tennessee. In 1778, explored the Cumberland country; in 17791ed an expedition to found Nashborough, which later became Nashville. He is known as "The Father of Middle Tennessee."

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.