Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Overton - Pickett County Line



Marker ID: THC 2C 7
Location:
County: Overton
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Overton County
Established 1806; named in honor of

John Overton.


Pioneer attorney at Nashville; close friend of Andrew Jackson. Judge of the State Supreme Court, 1804-09. Co-founder, with Jackson and General James Winchester, of the city of Memphis; he is said to have named it.


Pickett County
Established 1879; named in honor of

Howell L. Pickett.


State Representative from Wilson County in 1879. He later moved to Arizona and practiced law at Tombstone.


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.