Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Shelby - Fayette County Line



Marker ID: THC 4E 19
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.


Fayette County
Established 1824; named in honor of
Marquis de LaFayette.


Established 1824; named in honor of Marquis de LaFayette. A French nobleman, patriot and distinguished soldier who rendered invaluable service to the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission