Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Troy



Marker ID: THC 4B 32
Location: At Main and West Harper Streets, Troy, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 20.311    W 089° 09.851
  36.33851666    -89.16418333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM279W
 



Text:

Troy, first town in Obion County and county seat from 1825-1890, was laid out in 1825 with the assistance of Davy Crockett, who later represented the district in Congress, in the nearby Obion River bottoms he made his record year's kill of bears, 105. Obion County was organized January 14, 1824 in the home of Colonel William M. Wilson, 3 miles southwest. Near that sigte and on his Revolutionary land grant is Campground, an important early cemetery.