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Loudon - Monroe County Line



Marker ID: THC 1F 3
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.


Monroe County

Established 1819; named in honor of

James Monroe.


An officer of the Continental army; Minister to France, 1794 to 1796 and 1803; Governor of Virginia 1799 to 1802; Minister to England 1803 to 1804; Secretary of State 1811 to 1817; and fifth President of the United States.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission