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Near Winfield in Scott County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee / Kentucky

 
 
Tennessee / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Tennessee / Kentucky Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
Scott County
Established 1849: named in honor of
General Winfield Scott
Veteran of War of 1812; successful commander of southern thrust into Mexico City during the Mexican War; served as Chief of Staff of the Army until 1862 & was military adviser to the President until his death.

Kentucky
An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 F 10.)
 
Location. 36° 35.736′ N, 84° 26.356′ W. Marker is near Winfield, Tennessee, in Scott County. Marker is on Scott Highway (U.S. 27) 0.3 miles south of State Highway 759, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the Tennessee state line marker and is part of a large group of signs. See picture below. Marker is in this post office area: Winfield TN 37892, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Tennessee / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Tennessee / Kentucky Marker
as the crow flies. Edward "Eddie" Ward (approx. 4.6 miles away in Kentucky); Princess Cornblossom (approx. 7.6 miles away in Kentucky); First Kentucky Oil Well / Martin Beaty (Beatty) (approx. 9.2 miles away in Kentucky); McCreary County, 1912 (approx. 9.2 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Tennessee / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Tennessee / Kentucky Marker
Tennessee / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Tennessee / Kentucky Marker
View looking South on US 27. Marker is on the right at the Tennessee state line sign.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 15 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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