Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First County Seat

Marker ID: THC 3D 24
Location: TN 48, Hickman County, in Vernon
County: Hickman
Waymark: None


Hickman County's first courthouse and jail, hewn log structures, stood on the hill 300 yards away, in the midst of the pioneer town of Vernon. The Legislative act making Centerville the county seat was passed in 1821 and the courthouse was moved there bodily in 1823.