Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Meigs - Roane County Line



Marker ID: THC 2B 12
Location:
County: Meigs
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Waymark: None
 



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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.

Roane County
Established 1801; named in honor of

Archibald Roane.


Governor of Tennessee, 1801-03; Member of Constitutional Convention, 1796; Judge of Superior Court of Law and Equity, 1796-1801; Judge of Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals, 1815-19.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.