Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Rhea - Hamilton County Line



Marker ID: THC 2B 16
Location: on J Lon Foust Highway / Rhea County Highway (U.S. 27 at milepost 0), 0.6 miles south of Old Graysville Road (State Route 303), Graysville, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 25.893    W 085° 04.964
  35.43155    -85.08273333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25R9
 



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Rhea County

Established 1807: named in honor of
John Rhea


Revolutionary veteran, who fought at King's mountain. Delegate to the North Carolina Convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution; member of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1796,, State House of Representatives, 1796-97 & of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1803-15 & 1817-23. One of the early leaders in higher education.



Hamilton County

Established 1819; Named in honor of
Alexander Hamilton


who served with distinction in the Revolutionary War; member of Constitutional Convention. 1787; Secretary of the Treasury under President Washington, 1789-95.

Tennessee Historical Commission