Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Polk - McMinn County Line

Marker ID: THC 2A 20
County: Polk
Waymark: None


Polk County
Established 1839; named in honor of

James Knox Polk.

Born in North Carolina, 1795. Member Tennessee House of Representatives; Representative in Congress; Speaker, House of Representatives; Governor of Tennessee and eleventh President of the United States. He died in 1849, after successful conduct of the Mexican War, addition of three states to the Union and several fiscal reforms.

McMinn County
Established 1819; named in honor of

Joseph McMinn.

Member of State Constitutional Convention, 1796, Speaker of the State Senate, 1805-09, Governor of Tennessee, 1815-21.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission