Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Independent State of Scott

Marker ID: THC 1F 32
Location: on Main St. (TN 63) at Court Street, Huntsville, TN
County: Scott
Coordinates: N 36° 24.704    W 084° 29.469
  36.41173333    -84.49115
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5EHJ


United States Senator Andrew Johnson delivered a speech at the Courthouse at Huntsville on June 4, 1861 against separation. At the election four days later Scott County voted against separation by the largest percentage margin of any county in Tennessee. Later that year in defiance of the state's action of secession, the county court by resolution seceded from the state and formed the Free and Independent State of Scott.