Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Perry - Hickman County Line

Marker ID: THC 3D 9
County: Perry
Waymark: None


Perry County
Established 1819; named in honor of

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Served in the naval war with Tripoli; in 1809, built and commanded a fleet of gunboats. In 1813, commanding the fleet he had built, recruited and organized on Lake Erie, he met a British fleet in battle, resulting in his famous message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Hickman County
Established 1807; named in honor of

Edwin Hickman.

Long hunter and gallant explorer who was killed by Indians near the present site of Centerville in 1791.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission