Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Stewart - Montgomery County Line



Marker ID: THC 3C 7
Location:
County: Stewart
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Stewart County

Established 1803; named in honor of

Duncan Stewart.


Revolutionary veteran and one of the first settlers in this area.


Montgomery County

Established 1796; named in honor of

of Col. John Montgomery.


Explored the Cumberland Country in 1777. Participated in the punitive expedition against Dragging Canoe, 1779 and accompanied John Donelson on his river voyage to Nashborough. Signer of the Cumberland Compact, first sheriff of the district and founder of Clarksville. Commanded territorial troops in the Nickajack expedition, 1794. Killed by Indians later the same year.


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.