Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hawkins - Hamblen County Line



Marker ID: THC 1B 42
Location: on E Andrew Johnson Hwy (US 11 E), east of Beck Ln, Whitesburg, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 15.947    W 083° 06.068
  36.26578333    -83.10113333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM57WF
 



Text:

Hawkins County

Established 1886; named in honor of
Benjamin Hawkins.


Member of Continental Congress from North Carolina. US Senator from North Carolina, 1789-95. Signed Deed of Cession, conveying Southwest Territory (with is now the State of Tennesee) to the Federal Government.


Hamblen County

Established 1870: named in honor of
Hezekiah Hamblen


of Hawkins County.

Tennessee Historical Commission


Notes:

The Tennessee Historic Commission’s book shows this marker as 1B 52 rather than 42.