Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Knox - Jefferson County Line



Marker ID: THC 1E 3
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.

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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.