Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Jackson - Overton County Line



Marker ID: THC 3B 13
Location:
County: Jackson
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jackson County
Established 1801; named in honor of

Andrew Jackson.


Member of the first state Constitutional Convention, later representative in Congress and Senator; major general in the Army, victor in the Creek War, two conquests of Florida and the Battle of New Orleans in 1815; seventh President of the United States.

Overton County
Established 1806; named in honor of

John Overton.


Pioneer attorney at Nashville; close friend of Andrew Jackson. Judge of the State Supreme Court, 1804-09. Co-founder, with Jackson and General James Winchester, of the city of Memphis; he is said to have named it.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.