Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Trousdale - Sumner County Line

Marker ID: THC 3B 20
Location: at the county line on US 231 northwest of Hartsville, TN
County: Trousdale
Coordinates: N 36° 27.182    W 086° 16.029
  36.45303333    -86.26715
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNM57


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