Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Davidson - Rutherford County Line

Marker ID: THC 3A 1
Location: US 70
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.

Rutherford County
Established 1803; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. Griffith Rutherford

of the Revolutionary Army; appointed by President Washington as a member of the Legislature for the Southwest Territory, which later became the State of Tennessee.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.