Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Brownsville



Marker ID: THC 4D 25
Location: intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 76) and South Lafayette Avenue (Tennessee Route 19), Brownsville, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 35.617    W 089° 15.771
  35.59361666    -89.26285
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FQD
 



Text:

Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.