Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Trousdale - Macon County Line



Marker ID: THC 3B 4
Location:
County: Trousdale
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Waymark: None
 



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Trousdale County

Established 1870; named in honor of

Gov. William Trousdale.


Served with Andrew Jackson at Pensacola and New Orleans, and commanded the 14th United States Infantry in the Mexican War; promoted to the grade of Brigadier General for gallantry. Serving as Governor from 1849 to 1851, he was later U.S. Minister to Brazil.


Sumner County

Established 1786; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. Jethro Sumner.


Officer in French and Indian War. Served in defense of Charleston, 1776; in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and in the Army at Valley Forge. His last service was in the defense of North Carolina against Cornwallis.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission