Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hickman - Williamson County Line



Marker ID: THC 3D 8
Location:
County: Hickman
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



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Hickman County
Established 1807; named in honor of

Edwin Hickman.


Long hunter and gallant explorer who was killed by Indians near the present site of Centerville in 1791.

Williamson County
Established 1799; named in honor of

Dr. Hugh Williamson.


Colonel and Surgeon General of the North Carolina Militia, a member of the Assembly from Edenton, 1782; later elected to the Continental Congress where he served three terms; he was a signer of the Constitution from North Carolina. The county seat is named for his intimate friend, Benjamin Franklin.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.