Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cordell Hull

Marker ID: THC 2C 9
Location: TN 42, Pickett County, 1.2 miles south of Byrdstown
County: Pickett
Waymark: None


His birthplace stands north of this road. A member of the General Assembly at 21, later a captain in the War with Spain, he was 24 years in Congress, later a Senator. Secretary of State 12 years, his efforts in behalf of the United Nations earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. He died in 1955, aged 83, and is buried in Washington's National Cathedral.