Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Kentucky – Tennessee, Pickett County Line

Marker ID: THC 2C 6
County: Pickett
Waymark: None


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.


An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission