Historic Markers Across Tennessee



White - Cumberland County



Marker ID: THC 2C 1
Location: U.S. Highway 70 east of Junebug Ln, Sparta, TN
County: White
Coordinates: N 35° 57.942    W 085° 15.900
  35.9657    -85.265
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26AK
 



Text:

White County
Established 1806; named in honor of

John White.


Veteran of the Revolutionary War. First settler in what later became White County.

Cumberland County
Established 1855; named in honor of

The Cumberland Mountains


which were in turn named for the Duke of Cumberland by Dr. Thomas Walker of Virginia, about 1748. Tennessee frontiersman.


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.