Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Sevier - Knox County Line



Marker ID: THC 1C 10
Location:
County: Sevier
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.

Knox County
Established 1792; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. Henry Knox.


Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. One of the founders and first secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.