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Smith - Putnam County Line

Marker ID: THC 2D 6
County: Smith
Waymark: None


Smith County
Established 1799; named in honor of

Daniel Smith

-- see notes

Putnam County

Established 1842; re-established 1854; named in honor of

Israel Putnam.

Veteran of the French & Indian war; Commander in the Detroit Expedition against Pontiac. A Major General in the Revolution, he fought at Bunker Hill and Harlem Heights and commanded American forces at the Battle of Long Island.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission


The text of the Smith County Line marker was omitted from the TN Historic Commissions book. The information provided here is from Wikipedia.

Smith County, Tennessee

Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 17,712. Its county seat is Carthage. It was created in 1799 and is named for Daniel Smith, a Revolutionary War veteran who made the first map of Tennessee and served as a United States Senator.