Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Loudon - Knox County Line



Marker ID: THC 1E 1
Location:
County: Loudon
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Waymark: None
 



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Loudon County

Established 1870; named in honor of

Fort Loudoun


which was erected by the British in 1756 and named for the Earl of Loudoun, Commander-in-Chief of British and American colonial troops in the southern colonies during the French and Indian War.


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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission