Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rutherford - Cannon County Line

Marker ID: THC 2E 2
County: Rutherford
Waymark: None


Rutherford County

Established 1803; named in honor of

of Maj. Gen. Griffith Rutherford

of the Revolutionary Army; appointed by President Washington as a member of the Legislature for the Southwest Territory, which later became the State of Tennessee.

Cannon County
Established 1836; named in honor of

Newton Cannon.

Governor of Tennessee, 1835-39; Member of Congress, 1814-17 and 1821-27; Served in Creek War and War of 1812.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission