Historic Markers Across Tennessee

George Smith Patton, Jr.

Marker ID: THC 3A 58
Location: U.S. 231, Rutherford County, near Middle Fork of Stone's River
County: Rutherford
Waymark: None


Near here, June 19, 1941, then commanding the 2nd Armored Division, he issued oral orders to his unit commanders, whose successful execution established armor as a decisive element in the American Army, soon to vanquish German forces in World War II. Present on the last inspection before his untimely death was Maj. Gen. Adna R. Chaffee, Chief of Armored Forces.