Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Kentucky - Tennessee, Scott County Line

Marker ID: THC 1F 10
Location: on Scott Highway (U.S. 27) 0.3 miles south of State Highway 759, Winfield, TN
County: Scott
Coordinates: N 36° 35.736    W 084° 26.356
  36.5956    -84.43926666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNM2P


Scott County

Established 1849; named in honor of

General Winfield Scott.

Veteran of the War of 1812; successful commander of the southern thrust into Mexico City during the Mexican War; he served as Chief of Staff of the Army until 1862 & was military adviser to the President until his death.


An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission