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Rutherford - Williamson County Line



Marker ID: THC 3D 36
Location:
County: Rutherford
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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.


Williamson County
Established 1799; named in honor of

Dr. Hugh Williamson.


Colonel and Surgeon General of the North Carolina Militia, a member of the Assembly from Edenton, 1782; later elected to the Continental Congress where he served three terms; he was a signer of the Constitution from North Carolina. The county seat is named for his intimate friend, Benjamin Franklin.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission