Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Weakley - Henry County Line



Marker ID: THC 4A 3
Location:
County: Weakley
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



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Weakley County


Established 1823; named in honor

of Robert Weakley.


Member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention; Tennessee House of Representatives, 1796; Colonel of Militia and Speaker of the State Senate. Member of Congress. Member of the State Constitutional Convention, 1834.


Henry County
Established 1821; named in honor of
Patrick Henry.


Virginia patriot and statesman, leader in the Revolutionary movement. He was subsequently twice governor of Virginia and a member of the convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. He declined appointment as Senator, 1794, Secretary of State, 1795, Chief Justice of the United States, tendered by President Washington, and Minister to France, offered by President Adams.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.