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Putnam - Jackson County line



Marker ID: THC 3B 10
Location:
County: Putnam
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Putnam County
Created 1842; re-established 1854; named in honor of

Israel Putnam.


Veteran of the French & Indian war; Commander in the Detroit Expedition against Pontiac. A Major General in the Revolution, he fought at Bunker Hill and Harlem Heights and commanded American forces at the Battle of Long Island.


Jackson County
Established 1801; named in honor of

Andrew Jackson.


Member of the first state Constitutional Convention, later representative in Congress and Senator; major general in the Army, victor in the Creek War, two conquests of Florida and the Battle of New Orleans in 1815; seventh President of the United States.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission