Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Lawrence - Maury County Line



Marker ID: THC 3D 2
Location:
County: Lawrence
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

Lawrence County
Established 1817; named in honor of

Captain James Lawrence.


Served under Stephen Decatur; in War of 1812 he commanded the Chesapeake in her fight with the frigate, Shannon. Mortally wounded, he gave the famous command:
"Don't give up the Ship."


Maury County
Established 1807; named in honor of

Abram Maury


the Williamson county surveyor, who was one the commissioners appointed to layout counties in West Tennessee. He was State Senator in 1805, later a member of the State House of Representatives.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.