Historic Markers Across Tennessee

North Carolina-Tennessee, Sevier County Line

Marker ID: THC 1C 9
County: Sevier
Waymark: None


Sevier County
Established 1794; named in honor of
John Sevier.

Colonel in the Revolutionary Army; a commander at King’s Mountain and veteran of 35 battles in the Revolution and Indian wars; Governor of the State of Franklin; three times represented his state in Congress; first Governor of Tennessee, 1796 to 1801 and from 1803 to 1809.

North Carolina

One of the original 13 colonies, named reportedly for England's Charles II. Virginia Dare, first white child born in English colonies in North America, was born in the "lost colony" August 18, 1587. The first permanent settlement was made at mouth of Cape Fear River in 1660.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.