Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Joseph Hardin ~ 1734-1801

Marker ID: THC 4C 34
Location: 465 Main Street, Savannah, TN
County: Hardin
Coordinates: N 35° 13.499    W 088° 15.022
  35.22498333    -88.25036666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPXF


Colonel Hardin was born in Virginia but moved to North Carolina in 1772. During the Revolutionary War, he fought at King's Mountain and elsewhere in the South. He was Speaker of the House of the State of Franklin in 1785 and a member of the Territorial Assembly in 1794. After the war, he received a 3000~acre land grant located within the present boundaries of Hardin County, and family members and friends settled on it in 1816. The county, created in 1819, was named for him.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission