Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hawkins - Sullivan County Line



Marker ID: THC 1A 2
Location:
County: Hawkins
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.

Sullivan County
Established 1779; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. John Sullivan.


Distinguished officer in Revolutionary War. Member of Continental Congress, 1774-75 and 1780-81; Attorney-General of New Hampshire, 1782-86; President of New Hampshire 1786-87.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.