Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Overton - Pickett County Line

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


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.