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Near Graysville in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rhea County / Hamilton County

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, December 26, 2009
1. Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker









Inscription.
Rhea County
Established 1807; named in honor of
John Rhea
Revolutionary veteran, who fought at King's Mountain. Delegate to the North Carolina Convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution; member of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1796. State House of Representatives, 1796-97 & of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1803-15 & 1817-23. One of the early leaders in higher education.

Hamilton County
Established 1819; named in honor of
Alexander Hamilton
who served with distinction in the Revolutionary War; member of the Constitutional Convention, 1787; Secretary of the Treasury under President Washington, 1789-95.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B16.)
 
Location. 35° 25.888′ N, 85° 4.962′ W. Marker is near Graysville, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on J Lon Foust Highway / Rhea County Highway (U.S. 27 at milepost 0), 0.6 miles south of Old Graysville Road (State Route 303), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is immediately behind the Rhea County line sign as shown in the pictures. Marker is in this post office area: Graysville TN 37338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 26, 2009
2. Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graysville Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blythe Ferry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sale Creek (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Blythe Ferry (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Blythe Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Winfield Scott (approx. 4.6 miles away); "Orders No. 25" (approx. 4.6 miles away); "To Learn and not Forget" (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
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Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 26, 2009
3. Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker
Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 26, 2009
4. Rhea County / Hamilton County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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