Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Michaux's Discovery 1796

Marker ID: THC 2D 46
Location: at the courthouse, 101 E Hull St , Gainesboro, TN
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 36° 21.327    W 085° 39.536
  36.35545    -85.65893333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM262Z


Traveling through the Tennessee country, André Michaux, a French botanist, arrived at Fort Blount on the first of March. On the next day in the vicinity of Flynn's Creek about 12 miles from the fort, he discovered the native ornamental yellowwood, scientifically known as Cladrastis lutea. It was designated Tennessee's Bicentennial tree in 1991 by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Tennessee Historical Commission