Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Knox - Grainger County Line



Marker ID: THC 1B 2
Location:
County: Knox
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Knox County
Established 1792; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. Henry Knox.


Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. One of the founders and first secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Grainger County
Established 1796; named in honor of

Mary Grainger.


Later Mrs. William Blount, official first lady of the Southwest Territory, 1791-1796.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.