Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Gibson - Obion County Line

Marker ID: THC 4B 5
Location: On S Poplar St (US 45W) at Church St., Kenton, TN
County: Gibson
Coordinates: N 36° 12.123    W 089° 00.717
  36.20205    -89.01195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM320Y


Gibson County
Established 1823; named in honor of
Col. John Gibson,

who served with distinction under General Andrew Jackson in the Natchez Expedition, 1812-13, and in the Creek Wars.

Obion County
Established 1823; named for the

Obion River,

chief watercourse in the county. The name Obion is of uncertain origin. Some say it is an Indian word meaning "many prongs"; others say it was the name of a French-Irish officer, who explored the country at an early but unknown date.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.