Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Shelby - Tipton County Line



Marker ID: THC 4E 5
Location:
County: Shelby
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Shelby County
Established 1819; named in honor of
Isaac Shelby


who, along with Andrew Jackson, was appointed United States Commissioner; together they arranged the purchase of the Western District from the Chickasaw Indian Nation in 1818.


Tipton County
Established 1823; named in honor of
Jacob Tipton.


Raised a company for defense of the Northwest Territory against the Indians. Killed while leading an attack on Nov. 4, 1791.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission