Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hamblen - Hawkins County Line



Marker ID: THC 1B 52
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:

Hamblen County
Established 1870; named in honor of

Hezekiah Hamblen


of Hawkins County.

Hawkins County
Established 1786; named in honor of

Benjamin Hawkins.


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


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


Notes:

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