Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Morgan-Scott County Line



Marker ID: THC 1F 8
Location: on Scott Highway (U.S. 27 at milepost 0), 3.6 miles south of Rugby Highway (State Highway 52), Elgin, TN
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 36° 17.933    W 084° 38.234
  36.29888333    -84.63723333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Morgan County
Established 1817; named in honor of

Brig. Gen. Daniel Morgan.


Veteran of the French & Indian war; second in command to Benedict Arnold on the Quebec Expedition in the revolution; later, a commander in the South, he decisively defeated Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens.

Scott County
Established 1849; named in honor of

General Winfield Scott.


Veteran of the War of 1812; successful commander of the southern thrust into Mexico City during the Mexican War; he served as Chief of Staff of the Army until 1862 & was military adviser to the President until his death.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.