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Rutherford - Cannon County Line



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



Text:

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