“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Savannah in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Joseph Hardin


Joseph Hardin 1734~1801 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
1. Joseph Hardin 1734~1801 Marker
Inscription. Colonel Hardin was born in Virginia but moved to North Carolina in 1772. During the Revolutionary War, he fought at King's Mountain and elsewhere in the South. He was Speaker of the House of the State of Franklin in 1785 and a member of the Territorial Assembly in 1794. After the war, he received a 3000~acre land grant located within the present boundaries of Hardin County, and family members and friends settled on it in 1816. The county, created in 1819, was named for him.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 34.)
Location. 35° 13.499′ N, 88° 15.022′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of Hardin County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 Main Street, Savannah TN 38372, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Comes to Savannah (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherry Mansion (about 700 feet away); Approach to Shiloh (approx. mile away); Grant at Cherry Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Hardin County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
2. Hardin County Courthouse
a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Engagement on Shiloh Battlefield (approx. 6.4 miles away); 9th Illinois Infantry (approx. 6.5 miles away); Headquarters General U. S. Grant (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . .  Joseph Hardin Sr. Colonel Joseph Hardin, Sr. (April 18, 1734 – July 4, 1801) was an American farmer, soldier and statesman. As a member of the North Carolina Colonial Militia, he fought in several campaigns against hostile Native American populations both before the outbreak of hostilities with Britain and afterward. (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. GovernmentSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
Joseph Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 10, 2010
3. Joseph Hardin Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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