Historic Markers Across Tennessee



McMinn - Meigs County Line



Marker ID: THC 2B 13
Location:
County: McMinn
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

McMinn County
Established 1819; named in honor of

Joseph McMinn.


Member of State Constitutional Convention, 1796, Speaker of the State Senate, 1805-09, Governor of Tennessee, 1815-21.

Meigs County
Established 1836; named in honor of

Return Jonathan Meigs.


Major in the Continental Army at the Battle of Lexington; captured at Quebec and exchanged; ended the war as colonel, having distinguished himself at the Battle of Sag Harbor and the capture of Stony Point. In 1801 was appointed Indian agent for the Cherokee, where he remained until his death in 1823.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.