Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Henderson - Decatur County Line



Marker ID: THC 4D 7
Location:
County: Henderson
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Henderson County
Established 1821; named in honor of

Col. James Henderson.


Commander of Tennessee troops in the fighting before New Orleans. He was also a staff officer to Gen. Andrew Jackson on the Natchez Expedition, 1812-13.

Decatur County
Established 1845; named in honor of

Commodore Stephen Decatur.


The naval officer who won fame in the War with Tripoli; his chief exploit was the recapture and destruction of the frigate "Philadelphia." He later served with great distinction in the War of 1812.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.