Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wayne - Lawrence County Line



Marker ID: THC 3F 5
Location:
County: Wayne
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Wayne County


Established 1819; named in honor

Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne


of the Revolutionary Army, from Pennsylvania. His daring, usually successful, earned for him the nickname, "Mad Anthony."

Lawrence County
Established 1817; named in honor of

Maj. Gen. John Sullivan.


Served under Stephen Decatur; in War of 1812 he commanded the Chesapeake in her fight with the frigate, Shannon. Mortally wounded, he gave the famous command:
"Don't give up the Ship."

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.