Historic Markers Across Tennessee



John Porter McCown



Marker ID: THC 1C 44
Location: on The Great Smoky Mountains Highway (U.S. 441), Sevierville, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 51.593    W 083° 33.999
  35.85988333    -83.56665
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM11C2
 



Text:

Born 1/4 mi. SE, Aug. 19, 1815. Graduate USMA, 1840. Brevetted captain at Cerro Gordo, Mexican War. Resigned 1861 for the Confederacy; rose to rank of major general. Commanded at New Madrid, Madrid Bend, Island No. 10 and later East Tenn. Dept. Commanded division at Murfreesboro. After war, teacher and surveyor in Sevier Co. Died at Little Rock, Ark., Jan 2, 1879.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission