Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Wilson - Trousdale County Line

Marker ID: THC 3A 5
County: Wilson
Waymark: None


Wilson County
Established 1799; named in honor of

David Wilson.

Served with distinction in the Revolutionary War; later was a member of the Territorial Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1794.

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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.