Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Maury - Williamson County Line



Marker ID: THC 3D 1
Location:
County: Maury
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Waymark: None
 



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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.


Williamson County

Established 1799; named in honor of

Dr. Hugh Williamson.


Colonel and Surgeon General of the North Carolina Militia, a member of the Assembly from Edenton, 1782; later elected to the Continental Congress where he served three terms; he was a signer of the Constitution from North Carolina. The county seat is named for his intimate friend, Benjamin Franklin.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission