Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Jefferson - Sevier County Line



Marker ID: THC 1C 11
Location:
County: Jefferson
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jefferson County
Established 1792; named in honor of

Thomas Jefferson.


Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of Virginia; Vice-President and President of the United States.

Sevier County
Established 1794; named in honor of

John Sevier.


Colonel in the Revolutionary Army; a commander at King’s Mountain and veteran of 35 battles in the Revolution and Indian wars; Governor of the State of Franklin; three times represented his state in Congress; first Governor of Tennessee, 1796 to 1801 and from 1803 to 1809.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.