Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Joseph Brown

Marker ID: THC 3D 5
Location: u.s. 31, Maury County, 2 miles south of Columbia, SC
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 34.314    W 087° 2.586
  35.5719    -87.0431
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About 1/2 mile east of here Joseph Brown lived. Enroute to the Cumberland Settlements by river from North Carolina in 1778 he was captured by Indians from Nickajack Cave. He escaped and in 1794 led the Ore expedition back to destroy the town. Settled here, he was one of Maury County's leading citizens. First County Court met here, 1807.

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