Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Weakley - Obion County Line

Marker ID: THC 4A 5
County: Weakley
Waymark: None


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.

Obion County
Established 1823; named for the Obion River,

chief watercourse in the county. The name Obion is of uncertain origin. Some say it is an Indian word meaning "many prongs"; others say it was the name of a French-Irish officer, who explored the country at an early but unknown date.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.