Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wilson - Trousdale County Line



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



Text:

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.