Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wilson - DeKalb County Line



Marker ID: THC 2D 8
Location:
County: Wilson
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
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.


DeKalb County
Established 1837; named in honor of

Baron Johann DeKalb.


The Bavarian officer who accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777. Appointed a major general in the Continental Army, he was killed at the Battle of Camden in 1780, while commanding Delaware & Maryland troops.


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.