Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hardeman - McNairy County Line



Marker ID: THC 4C 3
Location: At the county line on US 64.
County: Hardeman
Coordinates: N 35° 13.100    W 088° 46.990
  35.21833333    -88.78316666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Hardeman County
Established 1823; named in honor of

Thomas Jones Hardeman.


Captain during the War of 1812; Colonel of Tennessee Militia in the fighting before New Orleans; Quartermaster of Jackson's Natchez Expedition, 1812. One of the commissioners who established Bolivar in 1825. Moving to Texas in 1830, he was prominent in the fight for independence; he later became a member of the Congress of that Republic.

McNairy County
Established 1823; named in honor of

Judge John McNairy.


Appointed by President George Washington, Judge of the Superior Court of the Western District of North Carolina, he arrived in Nashville in 1788. In 1797 he was appointed Judge of the District Court of the United States for Tennessee, which appointment he held until shortly before his death in 1833.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.